HMS Richmond (1757)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Richmond.
Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Richmond
Ordered: 12 March 1756
Builder: John Buxton, Deptford
Laid down: April 1756
Launched: 12 November 1757
Completed: 7 December 1757 at Deptford Dockyard
Commissioned: April 1757
Fate: Captured by the French Navy in Chesapeake Bay, 11 September 1781
Career (France) French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Richmont
Fate: Scuttled by fire on 19 May 1793
General characteristics
Class and type: Richmond-class fifth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 664 1694 bm
Length: 127 ft 1 12 in (38.748 m) (gundeck)
107 ft 1 18 in (32.642 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 1 34 in (10.408 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 210 officers and men
Armament: Upperdeck: 26 × 12-pounder guns

QD: 4 × 6-pounder guns

Fc: 2 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Richmond was the name ship of the six-vessel, 32-gun Richmond-class fifth-rate frigates of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and served throughout the American Revolutionary War until the French captured her in 1781 in the Chesapeake. She then served as Richmont until the French burned her at Sardinia on 19 May 1793 to prevent the Spanish from capturing her.[1]

Citations and references[edit]

  1. ^ Winfield and Roberts (2015 forthcoming), Chap. 5.
  • Robert Gardiner, The First Frigates, Conway Maritime Press, London 1992. ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
  • David Lyon, The Sailing Navy List, Conway Maritime Press, London 1993. ISBN 0-85177-617-5.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 978-1844157006. 
  • Winfield, Rif & Stephen S Roberts (2015 Forthcoming) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1862: Design Construction, Careers and Fates. (Seaforth Publishing). ISBN 9781848322042