HMS Pomona (1778)
Dismasting of Pomona and Ulysses in the Great Hurricane 6 October 1780
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||7 March 1777|
|Builder:||Thomas Raymond, Chapel, Southampton|
|Laid down:||8 May 1777|
|Launched:||22 September 1778|
|Completed:||17 December 1778 (at Portsmouth Dockyard)|
|Renamed:||Amphitrite in 1795|
|Fate:||Taken to pieces at Portsmouth August 1811|
|Class & type:||28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||593 89⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||120 ft 8 in (36.78 m) (overall)
99 ft 6 in (30.33 m) (keel)
|Beam:||33 ft 6 in (10.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Complement:||200 officers and men|
On 17 October 1779, Pomona, together with Lowestoffe, Charon, and Porcupine participated in the successful British attack on the Fort of San Fernandino de Omoa. As a result of the battle the British ships captured two Spanish prizes with a cargo of bullion worth in excess of $3,000,000. Pomona and Lowestoffe also shared in the prize money for the St. Domingo and her cargo, which included 124 serons (crates) of indigo.
Then on 15 June 1780, Pomona, Phoenix and Lowestoffe captured the brig Delaware, William Collins, Master. She was of 120 tons, armed with guns and had a crew of 53 men. She was sailing from Philadelphia to Port au Prince, with a cargo of flour and fish. More importantly, they also captured the French navy cutter Sans Pareil, of 16 guns and 100 men, as she was sailing from Martinique to Cap-Français. She was the former British privateer Non Such.
She was taken to pieces at Portsmouth August 1811.
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- The London Gazette: . 16 July 1782.
- The London Gazette: . 16 June 1781.
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