Griffin

4558
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate fireship 'Griffin' (1690) (28)
Ordered29.10.1700BWAS-1603
Launched1702BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe B028
Ship Class1689 Program Fireships
ConstructorWilliam CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship
Sold21.7.1737BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 7"Imperial Feet28.6957 
Length of Keel78' 9 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth25' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen263 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1702Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
170245As a fireshipBWAS-1603

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and MasterWilliam Scalley (d.1703) ADM 6/7/19BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 26.11.1702CommanderGeorge Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 17.3.1706/7CommanderGeorge Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/718.3.1706/7 - 3.2.1707/8CommanderWilliam Houlding (c.1672-1731) ADM 6/9/103ADM 6/94.2.1707/8 - 17.10.1708CommanderWilliam Houlding (c.1672-1731) ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/915.12.1708 - 14.5.1712CommanderJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/10/13ADM 6/1026.2.1716/17 - 16.4.1718CommanderFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/12/92BWAS-160317.4.1718 - 3.8.1719CaptainHumphrey Orme (d.1751)BWAS-16034.8.1719 - 26.11.1721CaptainWilliam Lloyd (d.1723) ADM 6/12/177ADM 6/127.12.1721 - 9.2.1721/22CommanderNathaniel Taylor ADM 6/13/25ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 28.5.1727CommanderThe Hon. James Cornwallis (1701-1727)† ADM 6/13/99BWAS-160320.5.1727 - 18.6.1727CommanderPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/13/153ADM 6/1319.6.1727 - 12.1.1727/28CommanderJohn Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/13/174
Commission confirmed 22.8.1727
ADM 6/13
4.4.1729 - 6.12.1731CommanderEdward Bennett (d.1732) ADM 6/14/21BWAS-160328.6.1732 - 8.8.1732CommanderJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/14/116BWAS-160326.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734CommanderWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/14/169BWAS-160330.12.1734 - 18.4.1735CommanderThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/201BWAS-171418.4.1735 - 25.5.1736CommanderSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/208BWAS-160326.5.1736 - 3.10.1736CommanderWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/15/54
Commission confirmed 30.3.1737
ADM 6/15
5.10.1736 - 7.5.1737CommanderGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/15/62
Commission confirmed 9.5.1737
ADM 6/15

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/7/17ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 12.3.1702/3LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/7/77ADM 6/713.3.1702/3 - 27.11.1703LieutenantLuke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/7/106ADM 6/725.3.1704 - 20.3.1704/5LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/8/65ADM 6/820.3.1704/5 - 1.4.1705LieutenantJohn Stoaks ADM 6/8/163ADM 6/84.2.1707/8 - 14.12.1708LieutenantJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/9/135ADM 6/915.12.1708 - 23.6.1709LieutenantEdward Bennett (d.1732) ADM 6/10/13ADM 6/1024.6.1709 - 28.6.1711LieutenantThomas Johnson (d.c.1736) ADM 6/10/72ADM 6/1029.6.1711 - 14.5.1712LieutenantWilliam Bowyer ADM 6/11/241
Commission confirmed 22.1.1712/13
ADM 6/11
26.2.1716/17 - 22.5.1717LieutenantHenry Curle ADM 6/12/92ADM 6/1215.8.1717 - 16.3.1717/18LieutenantArthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/12/104
Commission confirmed 15.10.1717
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 27.8.1718LieutenantWilliam Wilson ADM 6/12/120ADM 6/1228.8.1718 - 10.3.1718/19LieutenantJohn Gregory (d.c.1728) ADM 6/12/220
Commission confirmed 28.11.1720
ADM 6/12
4.8.1719 - 9.4.1721LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/12/177ADM 6/124.12.1721 - 9.2.1721/22LieutenantGeorge Beech (d.1749) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.2.1725/26 - 10.4.1729LieutenantGeorge Beech (d.1749) ADM 6/14/102ADM 6/1311.4.1729 - 3.2.1730/31LieutenantJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1429.6.1732 - 21.8.1732LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/14/117ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1.1720/21 - 4.4.1721Midshipman OrdinaryThomas Dias ADM 107/3/187ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.2.1729/30 - 19.9.1730Able SeamanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
26.11.1702

Paid off

ADM33
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707In the Mediterranean and then the DownsBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
14.5.1712

Paid off

ADM33
5.1713Began middling repair at Deptford BWAS-1603
7.1713Completed middling repair at Deptford at a cost of £1552.0.2dBWAS-1603
1717With the Baltic fleetBWAS-1603
26.9.1717Paid offADM33
1718Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
4.1719Began refitting at Deptford BWAS-1603
8.1719Completed refitting at Deptford at a cost of £1446.11.9dBWAS-1603
17.12.1719Paid offADM33
9.2.1721/22Paid offADM33
1723In the BalticBWAS-1603
6.1725Began refitting at Deptford BWAS-1603
10.1725Completed refitting at Deptford at a cost of £1336.9.0dBWAS-1603
1726In the BalticBWAS-1603
1727In the BalticBWAS-1603
8.8.1732

Paid off

BWAS-1603
1734Recommissioned for Norris's fleetBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
7.5.1737

Paid off

BWAS-1603
21.7.1737Sold at Deptford for £113BWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
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 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive
 

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