HMS Panther (1758)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Panther
Ordered: 25 May 1756
Builder: Martin and Henniker, Chatham
Laid down: June 1756
Launched: 22 June 1758
Commissioned: 3 September 1758
In service:
  • 1758–1765
  • 1771–1774
  • 1777–1783
  • 1807–1813
Fate: Broken up at Portsmouth Dockyard, November 1813
General characteristics
Class and type: Edgar-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 12855994 bm
Length:
  • 154 ft 0 in (46.94 m) (gundeck)
  • 127 ft 0 in (38.71 m) (keel)
Beam: 43 ft 7 in (13.28 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 420
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Panther was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 June 1758 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

She served during the Seven Years' War, sailing for the far east to take part in the expedition against Manila. On 31 October 1761 Panther and Coventry Class 24-gun sixth-rate Argo captured the Spanish Galleon Santísima Trinidad in a two-hour action, loaded with cargo valued at $1.5 million.[2]

Panther was fitted as a prison hulk at Plymouth Dockyard from 1807, and was broken up in 1813.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p177.
  2. ^ Tracy, Nicholas (1995). Manila Ransomed. University of Exeter Press. p. 75-76. ISBN 0859894266. 

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The Development of the Battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0851772528.