HMS Grenville (1754)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Grenville.
Name: Grenville
Launched: 1754
Name: HMS Grenville
Fate: Broken up in March 1775
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 67 tons [1]
Armament: 12 guns[1]

HMS Grenville, was a schooner built in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and originally named Sally. The ship was purchased and renamed Grenville by England on 7 August 1763 in Newfoundland.[1] From 1763 to 1767 English surveyor and explorer James Cook was commander of Grenville, his first independent command.[2] Each summer season he used the ship to survey the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador, making detailed maps. The following year, 1768, he began his first circumnavigation of the world.

The ship was broken up in March 1775.[3]


  • Karl Heinz Marquardt (2003). The Global Schooner: Origins, Development, Design and Construction, 1695-1845. US Naval Institute Press. 


  1. ^ a b c Marquardt, p.32
  2. ^ Marquardt, p.115
  3. ^ Marquardt, p.33