For other ships of the same name, see
25 December 1770
John Henniker & Co,
2 November 1773
5 October 1775 at Chatham Dockyard
Grounded and abandoned under fire, 6 November 1777
Class & type:
Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
40⁄ 94 bm
120 ft 10 in (36.83 m) (overall)
99 ft 7.5 in (30.366 m) (keel)
33 ft 9 in (10.3 m)
Depth of hold:
10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)
200 officers and men
HMS (or Siren Syren ) was a 28-gun [Note 1 ] Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Siren was first commissioned in August 1775 under the command of Captain Tobias Furneaux, her only commanding officer.
Service [ edit ]
She took part in the
Battle of the Rice Boats on 2-3 March 1776 on the border between the Province of Georgia and the Province of South Carolina and in the Battle of Sullivan's Island of 28 June 1776 upon Charleston, South Carolina.
Siren, escorting a convoy in poor visibility, ran aground at about 6:00 am on 6 November 1777 near Point Judith, along with two other ships. Efforts were made to bring her off, but American forces ashore brought up field artillery and prevented salvage operations. Siren was abandoned with the loss of 2 killed and 5 wounded. [1 ] [2 ] [Note 2 ]
^ Spelling during the period was not fixed.
^ Some sources have 10 November, but the court martial records and other official documents show 6 November. [3 ] [2 ]
References [ edit ]
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. Rif Winfield,
, Seaforth Publishing, London 2007. British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792 ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.