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HMS Lancaster (1797)

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Name  Pigot
Fate  Sold, 1832
Launched  29 January 1797
Renamed  HMS Lancaster
Tons burthen  1430, or 1416 (bm)
Builder  Randall and Brent, Rotherhithe
Class and type  64-gun third rate ship of the line

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 as the East Indiaman Pigot for the British East India Company, but the Navy purchased her on the stocks because of a shortage of naval vessels to prosecute the French Revolutionary Wars.



In July 1800, Vice-Admiral Roger Curtis sent Lancaster, Adamant, Rattlesnake, and Euphrosyne to blockade Île de France and Bourbon. They remained until October and during this period shared in the proceeds of several captures.

  • Spanish ship Edouard (August). This vessel may actually have been a French ship of 300 tons (bm), carrying naval stores, wine, brandy, and the like from Bordeaux to Isle de France.
  • French brig Paquebot (August). She had been sailing from Isle de France to Bourbon with a cargo of wine and goods from India.
  • Spanish brig Numero Sete (August). Numero Septo had been sailing from Montevideo to Isle de France with a cargo of soap, tallow, candles, and provisions.
  • French brig Mouche and part of the cargo and materials from the wreck of the brig Uranie (September).
  • Fate

    On 11 March 1815, the Navy converted Lancaster to a storage hulk. The Principle Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy offered her for sale on 30 May 1832 at Woolwich. She sold on that day to Christall & Co., London, for breaking up.


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