HMS Preston (1757)
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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Preston.
|Ordered:||28 March 1751|
|Launched:||7 February 1757|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1815|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1745 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1044 (bm)|
|Length:||150 ft (45.7 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||42 ft 8 in (13.0 m)|
|Depth of hold:||18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She took part in the Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War under William Hotham. On 13 August 1778, cut off from her squadron by a storm, she encountered the French 74-gun Marseillois, which she fought indecisively.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p173.
- Ross, Sir John. Memoirs of Admiral de Saumarez Vol 1.
- 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.
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