HMS Vigilant (1774)
|Ordered:||14 January 1771|
|Builder:||Adams, Bucklers Hard|
|Laid down:||February 1771|
|Launched:||6 October 1774|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1816|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Intrepid-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1347 bm|
|Length:||159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
By 1779 she had been deemed unseaworthy by the navy. She was stripped of her sails and used as a floating battery to support the amphibious landing of British Army troops on Port Royal Island, South Carolina prior to the Battle of Beaufort. From 1799 she served as a prison ship, and was broken up in 1816.
Citations and references
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 181.
- Rowland et al, p. 216
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
- Rowland, Lawrence; Moore, Alexander; Rogers, George (1996). The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514–1861. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-57003-090-1. OCLC 194626437.
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