HMS Bristol (1775)

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Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Bristol
Launched: 1775
Out of service: 1794
Fate: Scrapped 1810
General characteristics
Armament: 50 guns

HMS Bristol was a fourth-rate ship with 50 guns, launched in 1775. During the American War of Independence, she was Sir Peter Parker's flagship during the attack on Sullivan's Island on 28 June 1776 and was heavily damaged during the battle. Later in the war, she was stationed off Jamaica, and fought at the Battle of Cuddalore (1783). After 1794 she was used as a prison ship (lying in Gillingham Reach, in the County of Kent),[1] and was broken up in 1810.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette, Numb. 15386. From Tuesday 14 July, to Saturday 18 July 1801. Page 868.