HMS Buckingham (1751)
Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford
|Ordered:||15 November 1745|
|Builder:||John Hollond, Deptford Dockyard|
|Laid down:||26 January 1746|
|Launched:||30 April 1751|
|Renamed:||HMS Grampus, 1777|
|Fate:||Sank, Atlantic Ocean, 11 November 1779|
|Class and type:||1745 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1435 62⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||45 ft 4 in (13.8 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Buckingham was a 70-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Deptford Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and in active service during the Seven Years' War with France.
In 1771 Buckingham was converted to a storeship at Chatham Dockyard, and was renamed Grampus. Her armament was reduced to 30 guns and her crew to 320 men. Commissioned in this role under Captain George Byron, she sailed for Jamaica on 26 December 1778 to resupply the Royal Navy garrison. In April 1779 her command was transferred to Commander Thomas Bennett, who sailed her to Newfoundland to collect supplies of timber. She was leaking badly on her return voyage to England, and foundered on 11 November 1779 while crossing the North Atlantic Ocean.
- Winfield 2007, pp.54-55
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Seaforth. ISBN 9781844157006.
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