HMS Actaeon (1775)

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History
Royal Navy Ensign (1707-1801)Great Britain
Name: HMS Actaeon
Ordered: 5 November 1771
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: October 1772
Launched: 18 April 1775
Completed: August 1775
Commissioned: 19 June 1775
Fate: Lost in action off Fort Sullivan, South Carolina, 29 June 1776
General characteristics
Class and type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 593 8994 (bm)
Length:
  • 120 ft 6.5 in (36.741 m) (overall)
  • 99 ft 6 in (30.33 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.2 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0.25 in (3.3592 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

HMS Actaeon was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy.

History[edit]

The Actaeon was first commissioned in June 1775 under the command of Captain Christopher Atkins.

In August 1775, she was driven ashore at Lymington, Hampshire.[1] She was refloated on 31 August and taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire for repairs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(untitled)". New Lloyd's List (672). 1 September 1775. 
  2. ^ "(untitled)". New Lloyd's List (673). 5 September 1775. 
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