HMS Pegasus (1778)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Pegasus.
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Pegasus
Ordered: 21 February 1778
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 20 June 1778
Launched: 1 June 1779
Completed: 20 July 1779
Commissioned: May 1779
Fate: Sold to break up 28 August 1816
General characteristics
Class and type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 593 8994 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 6 in (36.73 m) (overall)
99 ft 6 in (30.33 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.2 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament: 28 guns comprising

HMS Pegasus was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Pegasus was first commissioned in May 1779 under the command of Captain John Bazely.


  • David Lyon, "The Sailing Navy List", Brasseys Publications, London 1993.
  • Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792, Seaforth Publishing, London 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.