Grampus -> 1771 Strombolo

Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.10.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor John ReedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 4 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel74' 4"Imperial Feet22.5806 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen270 6894Tons BM 


3.11.1746Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

24.10.1746 - 27.5.1748Commander Philip Toms ADM 6/17/166BWAS-171427.5.1748 - 20.5.1752Commander Stephen Colby (c.1720-1779) ADM 3/17/359BWAS-171423.4.1753 - 5.4.1757Commander Thomas Knackston (1710-1788) ADM 6/18/67BWAS-17145.4.1757 - 21.3.1758Commander John Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-171421.3.1758 - 22.2.1759Commander John Scaife (c.1709-1773) ADM 6/18/496BWAS-171422.2.1759 - 19.11.1759Commander Thomas Shirley (1733-1814) ADM 6/19/39BWAS-171419.11.1759 - 20.1.1761Commander Basil Fielding (d.1777) ADM 6/19/113BWAS-171420.1.1761 - 18.2.1762Commander William Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/19/268BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 14.10.1762Commander John Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-171414.10.1762 - 26.11.1762Commander John Gell (d.1806) ADM 6/19/443BWAS-171414.2.1776 - 10.4.1776Commander William Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/21/157ADM35410.5.1776 - 1.8.1776CommanderThe Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786) ADM 6/21/194ADM 6/211.8.1776 - 23.4.1778Commander Samuel Wittewronge Clayton (1734-1795) ADM 6/21/204BWAS-171423.4.1778 - 16.4.1779Commander Peter Aplin (1753-1817) ADM 6/22/210
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 15.12.1780
16.4.1779 - 6.4.1780Commander Jahleel Brenton (1729-1802) ADM 6/22/150
Issued by Sir George Collier (1738-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 13.7.1780

1 Crewman

1748Unknown Roger AdamsPROB11

Service History

2.1746Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
3.11.1746Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £2880.3.7dBWAS-1714
1748West coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
20.5.1752Paid offBWAS-1714
1754Shetland FisheryBWAS-1714
1755At the NoreBWAS-1714
1756Sailed to the Baltic with a convoyBWAS-1714
3.3.1757Took the Privateer Le Procureur (10) off Calais
14.5.1757Took the Privateer La Philippine (6)
15.5.1757Took the Privateer Le Duc d'Aumont (16) off DoverBG
3.1758Recommissioned for cruisingBWAS-1714
1.4.1758Took the Snow La Marquise de Saint-Ange (8) BG
2.1759For the DownsBWAS-1714
1.5.1760Sailed for the Iceland fisheryBWAS-1714
1.1762Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1.1762Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1762Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1569.18.4dBWAS-1714
4.1762Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship BWAS-1714
26.11.1762Paid offADM 51
1.1771Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.3.1771Renamed StromboloBWAS-1714
5.1771Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1482.10.9dBWAS-1714
6.5.1776Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
1779Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1780Paid off at New YorkBWAS-1714
9.1780Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Prison hulk BWAS-1714
12.1780Sold at New YorkBWAS-1714


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