HMS Enterprise (1705)

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Name: Entreprise
Commissioned: 1705
Captured: By Royal Navy, May 1705
British-White-Ensign-1707.svgGreat Britain
Name: HMS Enterprise
Acquired: May 1705[1]
Fate: Wrecked, 2 October 1707 [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: 24-gun sixth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 320 bm[1]
Length: 79.75 ft (24.3 m)[1]
Beam: 27.5 ft (8.4 m)[1]
Draught: 11.4 ft (3.5 m)[1]
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 115[1]
Armament: 24 guns[1] of various weights of shot

HMS Enterprise (sometimes spelled Enterprize) was a 24-gun sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally a French frigate called Entreprise,[1] she was captured by HMS Tryton[citation needed] in May 1705.[1]

After her capture by the British, the ship was re-christened HMS Enterprise and served in the Mediterranean Sea under the command of Captain J. Paul, until Captain W. Davenport took over command on 19 May 1707, and she saw action off Leghorn (Livorno).[citation needed] She was wrecked on 2 October 1707 in the Mediterranean.[1]

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