HMS Enterprise (1705)
|Captured:||By Royal Navy, May 1705|
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Fate:||Wrecked, 2 October 1707 |
|Class & type:||24-gun sixth rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||320 long tons (325.1 t)|
|Length:||79.75 ft (24.3 m)|
|Beam:||27.5 ft (8.4 m)|
|Draught:||11.4 ft (3.5 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||24 guns 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, she was captured by HMS Tryton in May 1705.
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). She was wrecked on 2 October 1707 in the Mediterranean.
Notes and references
- Lyon, David (1993). The Sailing Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, Built, Purchased and Captured, 1688-1860. Conway Maritime Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-85177-617-0