Griffin

4561
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased3.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sold10.10.1786BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck73' 4"Imperial Feet22.2843 
Length of Keel53' 2 ½"Imperial Feet16.1671 
Breadth25' 7"Imperial Feet7.6556 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen185 2394Tons BM 

Armament


3.1778Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

19.10.1779Broadside Weight = 27 Imperial Pound ( 12.2448 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck12 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.177830 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1778 - 1.6.1779LieutenantJohn Inglis (d.1807)BWAS-17141781 - 7.1786LieutenantJames Cook (c.1733-1800)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1778Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3100.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.4.1778Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1778Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
5.8.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £857.7.10dBWAS-1714
9.1779Relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
19.10.1779Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Cutter
1.1780Took the Privateer Le Général Villepatoux (12)
9.1780Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1786

Paid off

ref:877
31.8.1786Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
10.10.1786Sold at Portsmouth for £320BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Charming Molly

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:877ADM 36 1688-1808 Admiralty: Royal Navy Ships' Musters (Series I) Document
 

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