Griffin

4560
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1757BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorMoody JanverinBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.10.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 4 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 7"Imperial Feet29.591 
Breadth33' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen598 5294Tons BM 

Armament


18.10.1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1758 - 27.10.1761CaptainThomas Taylor (1721-1797) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.10.1758building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £5276.17.5dBWAS-1714
26.10.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.3.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4275.1.2dBWAS-1714
18.3.1759Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.5.1759Took the Privateer Le Dragon
10.8.1760Took the Privateer Sloop Virgin (12)
2.4.1761Took the Privateer La Trompeuse
21.8.1761Took the Privateer Les Deux Amis
27.10.1761Wrecked off BarbudaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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