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Buckingham -> 1777 Grampus

3440
Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.1.1745/46BWAS-1714
Launched30.4.1751BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.2.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 68-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1726-1752
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered11.11.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 4"Imperial Feet39.9321 
Breadth45' 4"Imperial Feet13.7363 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,435 6294Tons BM 

Armament


30.4.1751Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745520Design Complement
7.1777230As a storeshipBWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.2.1755 - 7.6.1756Captain
Michael EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1776
ADM 6/18/134
BWAS-1714
7.6.1756 - 20.5.1757Captain
Edward PrattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
ADM 6/18/277
ADM 6/18
20.5.1757 - 29.1.1759Captain
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
ADM 6/18/401
BWAS-1714
29.1.1759 - 12.5.1759Captain
Lachlan LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1761
Transfered ADM 6/19/75
Issued by
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 2.7.1759
ADM 6/19
12.5.1759 - 21.10.1760Captain
Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 6/19/190
Issued by
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.8.1760
BWAS-1714
20.1.1761 - 31.8.1762Captain
Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Transfered ADM 6/19/268
ADM 6/19
31.8.1762 - 2.3.1763Captain
Sir Edward Le CrasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1778
ADM 6/19/434
BWAS-1714
20.10.1770 - 19.2.1771Captain
Richard KempenfeltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1782
ADM 6/20/303
BWAS-1714
19.2.1771 - 6.6.1773Captain
Isaac Florimond OurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1746
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/349
BWAS-1714
25.8.1773 - 26.5.1775Captain
John SymonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1799
ADM 6/21/95
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783

Confirmed 1.6.1775
ADM 6/21
6.1776 - 23.8.1777Lieutenant
Ambrose ReddallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1783
BWAS-1714
23.8.1777 - 20.10.1778Commander
Ambrose ReddallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/304
BWAS-1714
20.10.1778 - 3.4.1779Commander
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1792
ADM 6/21/462
BWAS-1714
3.4.1779 - 10.8.1779Commander
Charles CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ADM 6/22/296
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 4.6.1781
ADM 6/22
10.8.1779 - 11.11.1779Commander
Thomas Stanhope BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1781
ADM 6/22/71
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 28.12.1779
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.2.1755 - 3.7.1756Rear-Admiral of the Red
Temple WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
BWAS-1714

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
2.7.1756 - 28.10.1756Captain's Servant
Cuthbert BainesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1809
ref:980
29.10.1756 - 18.7.1757Ordinary Seaman
Cuthbert BainesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1809
Transfered
ref:980

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1751Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £29094.15.3dBWAS-1714
2.1753Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1755CommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1755Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7764.2.7dBWAS-1714
6.4.1756Sailed to the Mediterranean in Byng's fleetBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
10.1756Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1757Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £77213.8.8dBWAS-1714
29.1.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
21.10.1760Paid offADM 33
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
4.1761Expedition against BellisleBWAS-1714
2.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1763Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
28.9.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1765Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £27083.12.2dBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.3.1771Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1774Returned home late in the yearBWAS-1714
26.5.1775Paid offADM 51
6.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1776Recommissioned as a store shipBWAS-1714
4.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
19.4.1777Renamed GrampusBWAS-1714
7.1777Refitted as a 30 gun Unrated Storeship
7.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9250.18.7dBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1779Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.11.1779Foundered in the Atlantic on the voyage homeBWAS-1714

 

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