HMS Lancaster (1797)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Lancaster
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Launched: 29 January 1797
Fate: Sold, 1832
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1430 tons (1452.9 tonnes)
Length: 173 ft 6 in (52.88 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 43 ft 3 in (13.18 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Lancaster was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 29 January 1797 at Rotherhithe. She was designed and built for the Honourable East India Company, but was purchased by the Navy after the start of the French Revolutionary War.[1]

She was sold out of the service in 1832.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p186.


  • 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.