HMS Enterprise (1705)

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The Entreprise
Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Name: L'Entreprise
Commissioned: 1705
Captured: By Royal Navy, May 1705
Career (Great Britain) British-White-Ensign-1707.svg
Name: HMS Enterprise
Acquired: May 1705[1]
Fate: Wrecked, 2 October 1707 [1]
General characteristics
Class & type: 24-gun sixth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 320 long tons (325.1 t)[1]
Length: 79.75 ft (24.3 m)[1]
Beam: 27.5 ft (8.4 m)[1]
Draught: 11.4 ft (3.5 m)[1]
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 115[1]
Armament: 24 guns[1] of various weights of shot

HMS Enterprise (sometimes spelled Enterprize) was a 24-gun sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally a French frigate called L'Entreprise,[1] she was captured by HMS Tryton[citation needed] in May 1705.[1]

After her capture by the British, it was re-christened HMS Enterprise and served in the Mediterranean Sea under the command of Captain J. Paul, until Captain W. Davenport took over command on 19 May 1707, and she saw action off Leghorn (Livorno).[citation needed] She was wrecked on 2 October 1707 in the Mediterranean.[1]

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