HMS Pelican (1777)
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|Ordered:||24 July 1776|
|Awarded:||6 August 1776|
|Builder:||Adams & Barnard, Grove Street Shipyard, Deptford|
|Laid down:||August 1776|
|Launched:||24 April 1777|
|Fate:||Wrecked off Jamaica in August 1781|
|Class and type:||24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate post ship|
|Tons burthen:||520 (bm)|
|Beam:||32 ft 2 in (9.80 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft 3 1⁄2 in (3.137 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
Construction and commissioning
Porcupine cost £5,623.11.0d to build, plus £3,545.0.7d for fitting . She was commissioned under her first captain, Henry Lloyd, in May 1777.
- Winfield, Rif, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.