Grampus

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Ceres' (1787) (26)
Purchased9.3.1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked19.1.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck157' 1"Imperial Feet47.854 
Length of Keel130' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet39.6431 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Displacement1,180 8994Tons BM 

Armament


1795Broadside Weight = 668 Imperial Pound ( 302.938 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1794 - 9.1795CaptainAlexander ChristieBWAS-17939.1795 - 9.1796CaptainJohn Williamson (d.1798)BWAS-179312.1796 - 1798LieutenantCharles Loder Carne (c.1741-?)BWAS-17931798 - 21.1.1799CaptainGeorge HartBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1798 - 1799LieutenantWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
9.3.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
4.1795Began coppering and fittingBWAS-1793
2.6.1795Completed coppering and fitting at a cost of £10800.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
9.1796Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1796Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
12.1796Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
2.1797Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £183.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1797Abandoned by Mutineers at SheernessBWAS-1793
8.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1798Refitted as a Unrated Transport
19.1.1799Grounded on Barking Shelf in the ThamesBWAS-1793
21.1.1799AbandonedBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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