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GRAFTON (74) 3rd rate Built in 1771, Deptford DY.
Broken up in 1816.

  • In ordinary for five years.
  • 1776 Capt. Sir John HAMILTON, guardship.
  • 1777 Capt. Andrew WILKINSON.
    To the North American station with Ad. Byron the following year, suffering severely in the gales which they encountered during the crossing.
  • 1778 Capt. Thomas CROMWELL, Sandy Hook.
    He was promoted out of MONMOUTH by the the Commander in Chief and sailed with Mr BYRON from Rhode Island to the West Indies on 14 December.
  • 1779 Leeward Is.
    Suffered bad damage as the lead ship of the British line in BYRON's battle with D'Estaing in the West Indies in June 1779. She had 35 killed and 63 wounded.
    After Rodney took over command she took part in his three battles with De Guichen, 17 April, 15 May and 19 May 1780. In the first she had 2 men killed and 30 wounded. Capt. COLLINGWOOD, who had been promoted commodore, died at sea on 2 June 1780 and she was detached to the Jamaica station.
  • 1781 Returned to England for repair.
    Re-commissioned to join Ad. KINGSWILL's squadron sailing to reinforce Sir Edward HUGHES in the East Indies. The squadron was badly damaged in the Bay of Biscay and returned to Spithead.
  • 1782 Capt. Sir J. HAMILTON, Bt. Spithead, for the East Indies.

    The war ended before GRAFTON could be repaired so she was made a receiving ship at Portsmouth.
    Out of list in 1814, broken up in 1816.

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