Gramont

4512
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'La Comtesse de Grammont' (1757) (18)
Named6.1.1758BWAS-1714
Captured29.10.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1.1758BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured27.6.1762BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench corvette 'La Comtesse de Grammont' (1762) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 1"Imperial Feet29.8736 
Length of Keel80' 5"Imperial Feet24.511 
Breadth27' 6 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold8' 8"Imperial Feet2.6416 
Burthen324 4194Tons BM 

Armament


1758Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1758125EstablishmentBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1758 - 1.8.1758CommanderJohn Stott (c.1729-1778) ADM 6/18/467BWAS-17141.8.1758 - 31.7.1759CommanderPhilip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/19/54
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 6.4.1759
BWAS-1714
31.7.1759 - 5.3.1760CommanderWilliam Bennett (d.1790) ADM 6/19/94ADM 6/195.3.1760 - 7.4.1762CommanderRichard Teale (c.1719-1798) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 27.6.1762CommanderPatrick Mouat (c.1712-1790) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1757Taken by TartarB066
6.1.1758PurchasedBWAS-1714
6.1.1758NamedBWAS-1714
6.1.1758Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £0.8.11dBWAS-1714
19.1.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.2.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £1,263.14.1dBWAS-1714
1.2.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1263.14.1dBWAS-1714
15.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
3.7.1759Sailed for Gibraltar with troopsBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
22.9.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1762Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1762Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1864.14.5dBWAS-1714
24.4.1762Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.6.1762Taken by the French at the fall of St John's, Newfoundland


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
B066The Ship of the Line - Volume IIBrian LaveryBook
 

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Posted by Colin Alsbury on Wednesday 18th of December 2013 18:21

ADM 354/167/230 Description: Philip Stephens. Captain Bennet was superseded on the Gramont in May 1760 and entered on the Royal George the following day by Commission. Captain Campbell is discharged from the Royal George in February 1760 and no Captain is borne from then to Captain Bennet's entry Date: 1761 Oct 21

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