Grafton

188
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1677BWAS-1603
Launched17.5.1679BWAS-1603
First Commissioned16.7.1679
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd Rates
ConstructorThomas Shish (d.1685)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1700BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Grafton' (1700) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel139' 0"Imperial Feet42.3672 
Breadth40' 5"Imperial Feet12.319 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,174Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,184Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel120' 8"Imperial Feet36.5862 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,052 7494Tons BM 

Armament


1688Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1689300Establishment for peaceB032
1689380Establishment for war at homeB032
1689460Establishment for war abroadB032

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.7.1679 - 12.8.1679CaptainJohn Perryman (d.1680)BWAS-160318.4.1683 - 7.1683CaptainLord Henry Fitzroy (Duke of Grafton) (1663-1690)ODNB18.4.1683 - 19.4.1684CaptainSir William BoothBWAS-16031690 - 9.10.1690CaptainLord Henry Fitzroy (Duke of Grafton) (1663-1690)BWAS-16031691 - 1692CaptainBenjamin Hoskins (d.1712)BWAS-16031693CaptainThomas Warren (d.1699)B0511694 - 10.1695CaptainRichard Fitzpatrick (d.1727)BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1683 - 1683AdmiralLord George Legge (Baron Dartmouth) (1647-1691)B0512.6.1692Vice-AdmiralSir Ralph Delavall (c.1641-1706/7)EWIKI

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1683 - 17.12.1683First LieutenantJohn George (d.1690)B05117.12.1683 - 14.7.1685Second LieutenantSir Robert Robinson (d.1718/19)B0511692First LieutenantDavid Wavell (d.1703/4)PROB1123.5.1694 - 25.12.1695First LieutenantSeth Jermy (1653-1724)ref:115129.10.1694 - 15.11.1696Third LieutenantLambert Bowles ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/3

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1693 - 15.1.1692/93BoatswainAbel Woollardref:943

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.11.1690 - 26.2.1691/92MidshipmanJames Ferguherson (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/44ADM 107/121.12.1690 - 18.3.1693/94MidshipmanJohn Triggs (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/51ADM 107/128.4.1691 - 4.4.1693MidshipmanJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/121.8.1691 - 24.11.1691Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/126.2.1691/92 - 11.5.1693Master's MateJames Ferguherson (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/44ADM 107/112.3.1693/94 - 19.12.1694Volunteer-per-orderJohn Sellers (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/1

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.2.1685/86 - 9.3.1686/87Able SeamanRobert Haswell (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/87ADM 107/119.11.1687 - 15.12.1688Able SeamanJoseph Reeves (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/5ADM 107/18.3.1689/90 - 28.4.1691Able SeamanJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/2/35ADM 107/130.3.1690 - 22.11.1690Able SeamanJames Ferguherson (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/44ADM 107/124.4.1690 - 20.12.1690Able SeamanJohn Triggs (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/51ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
16.7.1679Commissioned only for the transfer to Chatham DYBWAS-1603
23.8.1683Sailed from Plymouth as flagship of the squadron sent to evacuate TangierBWAS-1603
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
29.9.1690Present at the attack on CorkBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg
1694In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.1694Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
10.1695Paid offBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ref:1151Captain Seth JermyKenneth E JermyFamily History
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ref:943Journals of the House of Commons: volume 15: 1705-1708 Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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