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HMS Actaeon (1775)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign (1707-1801)
Name: HMS Actaeon
Ordered: 5 November 1771
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: October 1772
Launched: 18 April 1775
Completed: August 1775
Commissioned: 19 June 1775
Fate: Lost in action off Fort Sullivan, South Carolina, 29 June 1776
General characteristics
Class & type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 593 8994 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 6.5 in (36.741 m) (overall)
99 ft 6 in (30.33 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.2 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0.25 in (3.3592 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

28 guns comprising

HMS Actaeon was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Actaeon was first commissioned in June 1775 under the command of Captain Christopher Atkins.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714 to 1792, Seaforth Publishing, London 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.


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