Lancaster

266
Nominal Guns66BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1742/43BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
Launched22.4.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.8.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 0"Imperial Feet49.0728 
Length of Keel130' 10"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth46' 1"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,477 8594Imperial Feet0.023 

Armament


4.1755Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1755 - 18.12.1755CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755)† ADM 6/18/128BWAS-17141.1.1756 - 22.3.1756CaptainJohn Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/18/224BWAS-171431.7.1758 - 5.8.1761CaptainRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/19/341
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 11.8.1761
ADM 6/19
2.1762 - 4.1762CaptainMaurice Suckling (d.1778)BWAS-171422.2.1762 - 1763CaptainJames Sayer (1721-1777) ADM 6/19/388BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1749Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £30963.19.7dBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
28.5.1757Took the Privateer Ship Le Nouveau Saxon (16) off Bordeaux
9.6.1757Took the Privateer Ship Le Comte de Gramont (36) off Bordeaux
8.1757Took the Unrated Snow Le Merlin (10)
20.1.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1761Sailed homeBWAS-1714
8.1761Began Completed at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.9.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1762Completed Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £15341.7.1dBWAS-1714
1.2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.8.1773Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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