HMS Scorpion (1746)

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History
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Name: HMS Scorpion
Ordered: 5 April 1745
Builder: James Wyatt and John Major, Bucklers Hard
Laid down: April 1745
Launched: 8 July 1746
Completed: 6 September 1746 at Portsmouth Dockyard
Commissioned: June 1746
Fate: Foundered in the Irish Sea on 23 September 1762
General characteristics
Class and type: Merlin-class sloop
Tons burthen: 276 3194 (bm)
Length:
  • 91 ft 2 in (27.8 m) (gundeck)
  • 74 ft 11 in (22.8 m) (keel)
Beam: 26 ft 4 in (8.0 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 0 in (3.7 m)
Sail plan: Snow brig
Armament: 10 × 6-pounder guns initially, increased to 14 × 6-pounder guns from 1748

HMS Scorpion was a 14-gun two-masted Merlin-class sloop of the Royal Navy, built by Wyatt and Major at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River in Hampshire, England and launched on 8 July 1746.

She foundered in the Irish Sea in September 1762.

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