HMS Laurel (1779)
|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)|
|Fate:||Wrecked at Martinique 10 October 1780|
|Class and type:||28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||601 70⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||33 ft 8 1⁄2 in (10.3 m)*|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft (3 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. 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 on 11 October in the Great Hurricane of 1780 at Martinique. Lloyd, and all but 12 of his crew, died.
Citations and references
- Lloyd's List №1228.
- Robert Gardiner, The First Frigates, Conway Maritime Press, London 1992. ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
- Hepper, David J. (1994) British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650–1859. (Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot). ISBN 0-948864-30-3
- David Lyon, The Sailing Navy List, Conway Maritime Press, London 1993. ISBN 0-85177-617-5.
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 978-1844157006.
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