The Bomb Vessel Granado was ordered on 14th September 1741.
Her construction work was overseen by the great Navel surveyor and architect Thomas Slade, who later designed Nelson's Victory.
Granado's lines ( and very uncommon carving work for such a vessel) suggest she was originally intended as a sloop. With the impending arrival of what was become The Seven Years War, Granado was converted to her original role of bomb vessel.
She was fitted with two 13 inch mortars, 4pounder carriage and anti personnel swivel guns.
Granado performed her intended role as bomb vessel admirably and had no less than four battle honours.