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HMS Grafton (1771)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Grafton
Ordered: 22 October 1767
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 1 July 1768
Launched: 26 September 1771
Honours and
awards:

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1816
Notes: Harbour service from 1792
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Albion-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1650 Long ton (1676.5 tonnes)
Length: 168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Grafton was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 September 1771 at Deptford Dockyard.[1]

In 1779 she fought at the head of the British line at the Battle of Grenada, and in 1780 she was part of Rodney's fleet at the Battle of Martinique.

From 1792 Grafton was on harbour service, and she was broken up in 1816.[1]

Citations and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.

References

  • 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.

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