HMS Buckingham (1751)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Buckingham.
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Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Buckingham
Ordered: 15 November 1745
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 13 April 1751
Renamed: HMS Grampus, 1771
Fate: Lost, 1778
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1745 Establishment 70-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,436 long tons (1,459.0 t)
Length: 160 ft (48.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 70 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 12 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

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 launched on 13 April 1751.[1]

In 1771, she was converted to serve as a storeship and was renamed Grampus. She remained in this role until her loss in 1778.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 173.

References[edit]

  • 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.