HMS Laurel (1779)

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Name: HMS Laurel
Ordered: 30 April 1778
Builder: Thomas Raymond, Chapel, Southampton
Laid down: 3 June 1778
Launched: 27 October 1779
Completed: 4 January 1780 (at Portsmouth Dockyard)
Commissioned: October 1779
Fate: Wrecked at Martinique 10 October 1780
General characteristics
Class and type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 601 7094 (bm)
  • 120 ft 8.5 in (36.792 m) (overall)
  • 99 ft 6.75 in (30.3467 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 8.5 in (10.3 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men

HMS Laurel was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Laurel was first commissioned in October 1779 under the command of Captain Thomas Lloyd. She sailed for the Leeward Islands on 13 April 1780, but was wrecked in the "Great Hurricane" at Martinique on 11 October 1780 with the loss of virtually all hands, including Lloyd.