HMS Syren (1782)

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Name: HMS Syren
Ordered: 3 January 1781
Builder: James Betts, Mistleythorn
Laid down: February 1781
Launched: 24 September 1782
Completed: By 16 December 1782
Fate: Broken up in September 1822
General characteristics
Class and type: 32-gun Amazon-class fifth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 679 8/94 bm
  • 126 ft (38 m) (gundeck)
  • 103 ft 10 in (31.65 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 1.75 in (10.7125 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Crew: 220

HMS Syren was a 32-gun Amazon-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She served during the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Among her more famous midshipmen were the future Rear-Admiral Peter Puget, and John Pasco, Nelson's signal officer at the Battle of Trafalgar.


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