HMS Richmond (1757)
|Ordered:||12 March 1756|
|Builder:||John Buxton, Deptford|
|Laid down:||April 1756|
|Launched:||12 November 1757|
|Completed:||7 December 1757 at Deptford Dockyard|
|Fate:||Captured by the French Navy in Chesapeake Bay, 11 September 1781|
|Acquired:||1781 by capture|
|Fate:||Scuttled by fire on 19 May 1793|
|Class and type:||Richmond-class fifth-rate frigate|
|Displacement:||1,000 (tons; French)|
|Tons burthen:||664 16⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||34 ft 1 3⁄4 in (10.408 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
HMS Richmond was the name ship of the six-vessel, 32-gun Richmond-class fifth-rate frigates of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and served throughout the American Revolutionary War until the French 74-gun Bourgogne and the frigate Aigrette captured her on 11 September 1781 in the Chesapeake. She then served as Richemont.
The French burned her at Sardinia on 19 May 1793 to prevent the Spanish from capturing her.
Citations and references
- Winfield and Roberts (2015), Chap. 5.
- Robert Gardiner, The First Frigates, Conway Maritime Press, London 1992. ISBN 0-85177-601-9.
- 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.
- Winfield, Rif & Stephen S Roberts (2015) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1861: Design Construction, Careers and Fates. (Seaforth Publishing). ISBN 9781848322042
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