HMS Andromeda (1784)
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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Andromeda.
|Ordered:||20 January 1781|
|Builder:||John Sutton & Co, Liverpool|
|Laid down:||May 1781|
|Launched:||21 April 1784|
|Completed:||By May 1788|
|Fate:||Broken up in September 1811|
|Class & type:||Hermione-class fifth rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||71436⁄94 bm|
|Length:||129 ft (39 m) (gundeck)
106 ft 9.75 in (32.5565 m) (keel)
|Beam:||35 ft 5.5 in (10.808 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||Upper gundeck: 26 × 12-pounder guns
Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounder guns + 2 × 18-pounder carronades
She was first commissioned in March 1788, under the command of Captain Prince William Henry, the future King William IV. William Henry was in command until paying her off in July 1789.
Andromeda was broken up at Portsmouth in September 1811.