Lennox

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Lenox
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.4.1756BWAS-1714
Named10.4.1756BWAS-1714
Launched25.2.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.3.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1789BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet50.2984 
Length of Keel134' 5"Imperial Feet40.8469 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold19' 8 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft18' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,579 3794Tons BM 

Armament


1758Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.8.1755550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1758 - 9.2.1759CaptainFrancis Geary (1709-1796) ADM 6/18/495BWAS-17149.2.1759 - 21.10.1762CaptainRobert Jocelyn (d.c.1806) ADM 6/19/33BWAS-171421.10.1762 - 20.6.1764CaptainCharles Cathcart Grant (1723-1772) ADM 6/20/41
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 30.7.1764
ADM 6/20
7.12.1770 - 1.12.1773CaptainRobert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/20/321BWAS-17141.12.1773 - 19.1.1775CaptainMathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/20/531BWAS-171417.6.1778 - 18.4.1783CaptainWilliam Bennett (d.1790) ADM 6/21/424BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1759 - 1763Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSamuel Cornish (1715-1770)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1761 - 21.10.1762First LieutenantRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806)ODNB11.7.1761 - 16.12.1762Fifth LieutenantHyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/19/497
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 16.5.1763
ODNB

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.3.1772 - 22.4.1773MidshipmanCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO23.4.1773 - 11.5.1773Master's MateCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO12.5.1773 - 26.2.1774MidshipmanCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
26.5.1758Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £39295.4.5dBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
20.6.1764Paid offADM 51
9.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1765Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1767Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £17847.16.11dBWAS-1714
11.1771fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1772Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1773Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1774Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.2.1775

Paid off

ADM 51
4.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5757.18.7dBWAS-1714
9.1778Commissioned for prisoners of war at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1779Sailed to Ireland as guardship at CorkBWAS-1714
1783Guardship at CorkBWAS-1714
18.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1784Possibly sunk as a breakwater and later raisedBWAS-1714
5.1789Broken up at Plymouth for £491.5.4d + £121.16.0dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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