HMS Dartmouth (1655)
|Ordered:||28 December 1654|
|Launched:||22 September 1655|
|Fate:||Wrecked 9 October 1690|
|Class and type:||22-gun fifth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||260.7 tons bm|
|Length:||80 ft (24.4 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||24 ft 9 in (7.5 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Dartmouth was a small frigate or fifth-rate ship, one of six ordered by the Council of State on 28 December 1654 and built in 1655. After a lengthy career in the Royal Navy, she was wrecked in the Sound of Mull on 9 October 1690, while on a mission to persuade the MacLeans of Duart to sign Articles of Allegiance to William and Mary.
- Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84832-040-6.
- Advisory Committee on Historic Wrecks Report for 1999-2000
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