HMS Enterprise (1705)

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L'Enterprise captured 1705.jpg
Entreprise
History
France
Name: L'Entreprise
Commissioned: 1705
Captured: By Royal Navy, 7 May 1705
Naval Ensign of Great Britain (1707–1800).svgGreat Britain
Name: HMS Enterprise
Acquired: 7 May 1705
Commissioned: 1705
In service: 1705–1707
Fate: Wrecked off Thornton, Lancashire, 2 October 1707
General characteristics
Class and type: 24-gun sixth rate
Tons burthen: 320 ​7594 (bm)
Length:
  • 93 ft 0 in (28.3 m) (gundeck)
  • 79 ft 9 in (24.3 m) (keel)
Beam: 27 ft 6 in (8.4 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 5 in (3.5 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 115
Armament:
  • 20 x 6-pounders
  • 4 x 4-pounders

HMS Enterprise (sometimes spelled Enterprize) was a 24-gun sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally a French frigate called L'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]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lyon, David (1993). The Sailing Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, Built, Purchased and Captured, 1688-1860. Conway Maritime Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-85177-617-0