HMS Grafton (1679)

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History
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Name: HMS Grafton
Builder: Thomas Shish, Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 1679
Captured: 1707
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,174 long tons (1,192.8 t)
Length: 150 ft (45.7 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft 5 in (12.3 m)
Depth of hold: 17 ft 2 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1700 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,102 long tons (1,119.7 t)
Length: 150 ft 8.5 in (45.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 40 ft 10 in (12.4 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 8 in (5.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Grafton was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Woolwich Dockyard in 1679.[1]

Grafton underwent a rebuild at Rotherhithe in 1700, remaining as a 70-gun third rate. She was captured by the French during the Action of 2 May 1707.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p162.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.