Grampus

4514
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.4.1731BWAS-1714
Named21.8.1731BWAS-1714
Launched21.10.1731BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.11.1731
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Foundered10.10.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck70' 0"Imperial Feet21.336 
Length of Keel56' 1"Imperial Feet17.073 
Breadth23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen160 994Tons BM 

Armament


10.1731Broadside Weight = 11.5 Imperial Pound ( 5.2155 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.11.1731 - 1.4.1734CommanderEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/92BWAS-17142.4.1734 - 6.4.1737CommanderGeorge Cundett (d.1741) ADM 6/15/181BWAS-17147.4.1737 - 14.5.1737CommanderTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/1516.5.1737 - 1.4.1739CaptainThomas Bradley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/68BWAS-17142.4.1739 - 23.6.1739CommanderFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/16/257
Commission confirmed 5.3.1739/40
ADM 6/15
24.6.1739 - 16.1.1739/40CommanderEdward Peyton (d.1748)
Commission confirmed 19.5.1742
BWAS-1714
17.1.1739/40 - 24.3.1740/41CommanderJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/15/330
Commission confirmed 16.9.1740
BWAS-1714
25.3.1741 - 9.2.1741/42CommanderFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/16/403BWAS-171410.2.1741/42 - 25.6.1742CommanderAlexander Gordon (d.1742)† ADM 6/16/12ADM 6/1630.6.1742 - 10.10.1742CommanderAlexander Stewart (d.1742)† ADM 6/16/70BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1735 - 13.5.1737LieutenantWilliam Brownjohn (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1416.5.1737 - 27.9.1740LieutenantBosville Williams (c.1692-bef.1757) ADM 6/15/68ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 11.12.1740LieutenantWilliam Bacon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/1530.7.1742 - 10.10.1742LieutenantGeorge Westley (d.1742)† ADM 6/16/82ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.11.1740 - 19.6.1741GunnerNathaniel Scarlett (c.1713-1757) ADM 107/4/30ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1731Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1737Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1737Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1737Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1740/41Off OportoBWAS-1714
10.10.1742Capsized and foundered with all hands off GuernseyBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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