Griffin

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Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired17.4.1690B028
ShipyardRotherhithe B028
Ship Class1689 Program Fireships
ConstructorWilliam CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate fireship 'Griffin' (1702) (8)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 9 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Length of Keel82' 4"Imperial Feet25.0444 
Breadth24' 8 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold9' 9 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen267 3494Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1690Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.12.1689115Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1689/90 - 4.8.1690CaptainClifford Chamberlin (d.1691)BWAS-16035.8.1690 - 18.1.1690/91CaptainGabriel Hughes (d.1699)BWAS-160319.1.1690/91 - 1692CaptainWilliam Cross (d.1746)BWAS-16031692 - 9.7.1692CaptainRobert Partridge (d.1692)BWAS-16031693CaptainRobert Hancock (d.1707)B05127.1.1695/96 - 27.3.1698CaptainThomas Long (d.1710) ADM 6/3/120ADM 6/328.3.1698 - 30.9.1700CommanderThomas Coal ADM 6/5/14BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1698 - 1.4.1699LieutenantRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/5/13ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 30.9.1700LieutenantHenry Partington (d.1738/39) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.5.1692 - 11.3.1693/94Master's MateThomas Russell (c.1659-1739/40) ADM 107/1/100ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1698Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrent Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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