HMS Antigua (1779)
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|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Namesake:||Antigua, an island in the West Indies|
|In service:||August 1779|
|Fate:||Sold 12 January 1792|
American Revolutionary War
Between 1780 and 1782 she was under the command of Lieutenant Robert Barton, and captured several prizes.
- At some point she captured the American privateer Nancy.
- On 25 December 1780 she captured two Dutch ships, the Vrouw Elizabeth and Stad Workum.
- On 9 August 1781 she retook the French privateer Defiance.
- On 23 December 1781 she was in company with Squirrel, Dunkirk, and Cambridge at the capture of the Dutch ship De Vrow Esther.
- On 28 April 1782, Antigua and the cutter Viper brought into Waterford a French privateer lugger and her prize. The prize was a sloop that had been sailing from London to Cork with merchandise when the privateer took her.
Antigua was in service in August 1789.
Antigua was sold on 12 January 1792.
- "NMM, vessel ID 380007". Warship Histories, vol v. National Maritime Museum. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- The London Gazette: . 2 January 1781.
- The London Gazette: . 3 December 1782.
- The London Gazette: . 29 April 1783.
- The London Gazette: . 30 August 1785.
- The London Gazette: . 4 May 1782.
- Colledge, p. 34.
- Colledge, J.J. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy From the Fifteenth Century to the Present. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987. ISBN 0-87021-652-X.