HMS Lowestoffe (1756)

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Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Lowestoffe
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: 1755
Launched: 17 May 1756
Fate: Wrecked 1760
General characteristics
Class and type: Lowestoffe class frigate
Tons burthen: 583 bm
Length: 117 ft 10 in (35.92 m)
Beam: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
Depth of hold: 10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 200
Armament: UD: Twenty-four 9-pounder guns;
QD: Four 3-pounder guns
FC: Nil.
Also 12 Swivels

HMS Lowestoffe was a 28-gun, Frigate of the Royal Navy. The ship was designed by Sir Thomas Slade based on the Lyme (1748), "with such alterations as may tend to the better stowing of men and carrying for guns."

The ship served in the British operations to capture Quebec during the Seven Years' War before being wrecked in 1760.


  • David Lyon, "The Sailing Navy List", Brasseys Publications, London 1993.
  • Rif Winfield, "British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792", Seaforth Publishing, London 2007.