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HMS Andromeda (1777)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign (1707-1801)
Name: HMS Andromeda
Ordered: 14 May 1776
Builder: Robert Fabian, East Cowes
Laid down: July 1776
Launched: 18 November 1777
Completed: 28 January 1778 (at Portsmouth Dockyard)
Commissioned: September 1777
Fate: Capsized and lost with all hands in hurricane off Martinique 11 October 1780
General characteristics
Class & type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 600 6694 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 9 in (36.80 m) (overall)
99 ft 7.625 in (30.36888 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 8 in (10.3 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

28 guns comprising

HMS Andromeda was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Andromeda was first commissioned in September 1777 under the command of Captain Henry Byrne.

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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