Grafton

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.3.1707/8BWAS-1603
Launched12.8.1709BWAS-1603
First Commissioned22.7.1709B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
Constructor Edward SwallowBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild12.9.1722BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel122' 0"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth41' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,095 3194Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1709Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1709 - 2.12.1710Captain George Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 6/10/77BWAS-16032.12.1710 - 31.5.1713Captain William Faulknor (d.1724/25) ADM 6/11/242
Confirmed 3.2.1712/13
BWAS-1603
14.3.1717/18 - 27.8.1720Captain Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1709 - 31.5.1713First Lieutenant Joshua Banaster (1675-1738) ADM 6/10/77ADM 6/102.8.1709 - 23.11.1709Second Lieutenant James Aylett Transfered ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/103.8.1709 - 1.12.1709Third Lieutenant Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41) ADM 6/10/80ADM 6/1024.11.1709 - 26.3.1710Second Lieutenant Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/11/7ADM 6/112.12.1709 - 4.12.1709Third Lieutenant Edward Mansfield Transfered ADM 6/11/10ADM 6/116.12.1709 - 26.3.1710Third Lieutenant Christopher Simons (d.1728) ADM 6/11/12ADM 6/1127.3.1710 - 9.4.1713Second Lieutenant Christopher Simons (d.1728) Transfered ADM 6/11/244
Confirmed 16.2.1712/13
ADM 6/11
11.10.1712 - 31.5.1713Third Lieutenant Edward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/11/233
Confirmed 25.11.1712
ADM 6/11
10.4.1713 - bef.31.5.1713Second Lieutenant William Layton ADM 6/11/256ADM 6/1117.3.1717/18 - 27.8.1720First Lieutenant Samuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 31.3.1718Second Lieutenant John Oliphant (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 27.8.1720Third Lieutenant Thomas Trevor (d.1745) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/121.4.1718 - bef.17.1.1718/19Second Lieutenant Richard Bramble (d.1718) Discharged Dead ADM 6/12/128ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 27.8.1720Acting Fourth Lieutenant George Tocketts ADM 6/14/212
Confirmed 3.8.1720
ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
1710Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1712In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
31.5.1713Paid offADM 51
2.1714Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
5.1715Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4463.7.7dBWAS-1603
1717Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1718Recommissioned the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1718Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6001.15.9dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
27.8.1720Paid offADM 51
12.9.1722Docked at Portsmouth for breaking up, the remains being transported to Woolwich for rebuildingBWAS-1603

 

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