HMS Worcester (1769)
|Ordered:||16 November 1765|
|Laid down:||6 May 1766|
|Launched:||17 October 1769|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1816|
|Class and type:||Worcester-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||137949⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||159 ft (48 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In 1783, Worcester took part in the Battle of Cuddalore.
A 74-gun ship by the name of HMS Worcester featured in The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian. Despite the events of the novel taking place during this ship's lifetime, the Worcester of the novel is described as being one of the 'forty-thieves'—a name ascribed to the ships of the later, and somewhat infamous Surveyors' class of third rates, sometimes also known as the Vengeur class.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 181.
- Clowes, William Laird (1996) . The Royal Navy, A History from the Earliest Times to 1900, Volume III. London: Chatham Publishing. p. 563. ISBN 1-86176-012-4.
- 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.