HMS Grafton (1750)
"HMS Grafton after the storm off Louisbourg, 1757."
|Ordered:||28 August 1744 & 6 August 1745|
|Builder:||Peirson Lock, Portsmouth Dockyard|
|Laid down:||11 September 1745|
|Launched:||29 March 1750|
|Fate:||Sold at Chatham Dockyard, 1767|
|Class and type:||1745 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,414 56⁄94(bm)|
|Beam:||45 ft 4 in (13.8 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Grafton was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Portsmouth Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 29 March 1750. The ship served in the failed Louisbourg Expedition (1757).
Grafton was commissioned in February 1755 under Captain Charles Holmes, in the months immediately before the commencement of the Seven Years' War between Britain and France. On 11 May 1755 she was assigned as a reinforcement for the British fleet commanded by Admiral Edward Boscawen, and sailed for North America when war was formally declared in 1756.
Grafton served until 1767, when she was sold out of the Navy.
- Winfield 2007, p.53
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Seaforth. ISBN 9781844157006.
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