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 the Chesapeake, 11 September 1781
General characteristics
Class & type: Richmond-class fifth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 664 1694 bm
Length: 127 ft 1.5 in (38.748 m) (gundeck)
107 ft 1.125 in (32.64218 m) (keel)
Beam: 34 ft 1.75 in (10.4077 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 210 officers and men
Armament:

32 guns comprising

  • Upperdeck: 26 × 12-pounder guns
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6-pounder guns
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounder guns

HMS Richmond was the name ship of the 32-gun Richmond-class fifth-rate frigates of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and served throughout the American Revolutionary War until captured by the French in 1781.

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