Amazon-class frigate

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Four classes of frigate of the Royal Navy have been named the Amazon class:

  • The Amazon-class frigates of 1773, made up of 32-gun fifth rates with a main battery of 12-pounder guns, it comprised eighteen ships; Amazon, Ambuscade and Thetis were launched in 1773; the second batch - Cleopatra, Amphion, Orpheus, Juno, Success, Iphigenia, Andromache, Syren, Iris, Greyhound, Meleager, Castor, Solebay, Terpsichore and Blonde - were launched in 1779 to 1787
  • The Amazon-class frigates of 1795 consisted of four 36-gun fifth rates with a main battery of 18-pounder guns: Amazon and Emerald launched in 1795, and Trent and Glenmore launched in 1796; Trent and Glenmore were constructed of "fir" (Pitch pine)
  • The Amazon-class frigates of 1799, made up of 38-gun fifth rates with a main battery of 18-pounder guns, it comprised two ships - Amazon and Hussar. both launched in 1799
  • The Amazon-class frigates, or Type 21 frigates, comprising eight ships - Amazon, Antelope, Active, Ambuscade, Arrow, Alacrity, Ardent and Avenger - launched from 1971 to 1975

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