Grafton

232
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Grafton' (1709) (70)
Ordered21.9.1722BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1722BWAS-1714
Launched25.11.1725BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 10"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 8"Imperial Feet37.1948 
Breadth41' 8"Imperial Feet12.7 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,132 7394Tons BM 

Armament


25.11.1725Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.1.1725/26 - 3.4.1726CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/134.4.1726 - 19.6.1727CaptainEdward Vernon (1684-1757) ADM 6/13/109BWAS-171419.6.1727 - 2.6.1728CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/13/153
Commission confirmed 22.8.1727
BWAS-1714
3.6.1728 - 2.4.1729CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/14/207ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 24.12.1731CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-17141.1.1731/32 - 26.3.1734CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1427.3.1734 - 13.4.1736CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/14/180BWAS-171413.4.1738 - 9.8.1739CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/15/106BWAS-171410.8.1739 - 10.10.1739CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/15/209BWAS-171412.10.1739 - 6.9.1740CaptainJohn Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/15/228BWAS-17146.9.1740 - 5.2.1741/42CaptainJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/15/329BWAS-17146.2.1741/42 - 13.7.1743CaptainEdward Allen (d.1744)BWAS-171413.7.1743 - 25.9.1744CaptainWilliam Laws ADM 6/16/441
Commission confirmed 13.2.1744/45
ADM 6/16

58 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 20.4.1727Second LieutenantJames Falconer (d.1743) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 11.4.1726Third LieutenantJohn Wearg ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 28.7.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1312.4.1726 - 28.7.1726Third LieutenantJohn Arnold Langley (d.1737) ADM 6/13/110ADM 6/1329.7.1726 - 19.4.1727Third LieutenantIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/13/125
Commission confirmed 14.11.1726
ADM 6/13
20.4.1727 - 25.7.1728First LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/13/140ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 25.7.1728Second LieutenantIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/13/140ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 25.7.1728Third LieutenantRichard Hughes (1708-1779) ADM 6/13/140ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/140ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 1.4.1729First LieutenantGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 8.2.1728/29Second LieutenantWilliam Ellis (d.1742) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 24.12.1731Second LieutenantJohn Nevison (d.1739) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 25.5.1730Third LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 9.5.1731Fourth LieutenantWilliam Ellis (d.1742) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 24.12.1731First LieutenantThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 24.12.1731Third LieutenantSamuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1410.5.1731 - 25.10.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1426.10.1731 - 24.12.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. William Lindsay (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/100
Commission confirmed 1.2.1731/32
ADM 6/14
1.1.1731/32 - 4.5.1735First LieutenantJohn Nevison (d.1739) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/141.1.1731/32 - 13.6.1732Second LieutenantSamuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 4.9.1732Second LieutenantEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 31.1.1733/34Third LieutenantThomas Dove (d.1767) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 4.9.1732Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/145.9.1732 - 4.5.1735Second LieutenantEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/14/121ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Third LieutenantCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/14/163ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 13.4.1736Second LieutenantCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 13.6.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Peters ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1414.6.1735 - 16.10.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord Augustus Fitzroy (1716-1741) ADM 6/15/16
Commission confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
3.3.1735/36 - 13.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord Augustus Fitzroy (1716-1741) ADM 6/15/16
Commission confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
13.4.1738 - 2.10.1740First LieutenantJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/15/106ADM 6/1513.4.1738 - 24.8.1740Second LieutenantJohn Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/15/106ADM 6/1513.4.1738 - 6.6.1739Third LieutenantJoseph Soanes ADM 6/15/106ADM 6/1513.4.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/15/106ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 22.7.1739Third LieutenantJoseph Soanes ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 15.7.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1523.7.1739 - 15.11.1739Third LieutenantArthur Crocker (d.1740) ADM 6/15/207ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 15.11.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1516.11.1739 - 1.4.1740Third LieutenantPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/15/236ADM 6/155.12.1739 - 2.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHugh Lyttelton (d.1744) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 20.11.1740Second LieutenantJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 11.12.1740Third LieutenantHugh Lyttelton (d.1744) ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 11.12.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Bassett (d.c.1749) ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/1522.11.1740 - 5.12.1740First LieutenantJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/1522.11.1740 - 5.12.1740Second LieutenantThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/156.12.1740 - 5.12.1740First LieutenantThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/15/361ADM 6/1512.12.1740 - 9.8.1741Second LieutenantHugh Lyttelton (d.1744) ADM 6/15/362ADM 6/1512.12.1740 - 12.4.1741Third LieutenantHenry Bassett (d.c.1749) ADM 6/15/362ADM 6/1512.12.1740 - bef.25.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Bacon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/362ADM 6/1525.5.1741 - 25.6.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/514
Commission confirmed 19.7.1745
ADM 6/16
26.6.1741 - 24.9.1743Third LieutenantWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/514
Commission confirmed 19.7.1745
ADM 6/16
26.6.1741 - 10.8.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsColl McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/15/22
Commission confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
11.8.1741 - 23.10.1741Third LieutenantColl McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/15/22
Commission confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
9.2.1741/42 - 28.10.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip De Lamotte (d.1747) ADM 6/16/422
Commission confirmed 12.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
12.7.1742 - 1.8.1743First LieutenantRichard Farish ADM 6/16/281
Commission confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
25.7.1743 - 27.12.1743Third LieutenantCharles Hardy (d.bef.1750) ADM 6/16/454
Commission confirmed 13.3.1744/45
ADM 6/16
25.7.1743 - 1.8.1743Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/17/162
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
10.4.1744 - 25.9.1744Third LieutenantRichard Bligh (1713-1748) ADM 6/16/361
Commission confirmed 11.9.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1736 - 8.11.1736PurserThomas Page (d.bef.1739) ADM 6/15/41ADM 6/15

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
18.1.1724/25 - 18.3.1726/27Volunteer-per-orderRichard Mansell ADM 107/3/209ADM107/330.12.1733 - 1.5.1734Captain's ServantFrancis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1726Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
1.2.1725/26Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £19883.0.0dBWAS-1714
1727In the BalticBWAS-1714
6.1727At Copenhagenref:569
22.8.1727

All commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
10.1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
6.1728Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
24.12.1731Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
5.1732Sailed to BlackstakesBWAS-1714
8.1732Guardship at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3033.8.11dBWAS-1714
13.4.1736Paid offADM 51
1738Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
2.12.1738Guard shipBWAS-1714
1740Escorted convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1741Start of operations against SantiagoBWAS-1714
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
25.9.1744Paid offADM 51


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:569Biografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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