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HMS Lapwing (1785)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Lapwing
Ordered: 22 October 1782
Builder: Thomas King, Dover
Laid down: February 1783
Launched: 21 September 1785
Completed: 1787
Commissioned: October 1790
Fate: Taken to pieces at Plymouth 31 May 1828
General characteristics
Class & type: 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate
Tons burthen: 597 8294 (bm)
Length: 120 ft 6 in (36.73 m) (overall)
99 ft 4.5 in (30.290 m) (keel)
Beam: 33 ft 8 in (10.3 m)
Depth of hold: 11 ft 0.5 in (3.366 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 200 officers and men
Armament:

28 guns comprising

HMS Lapwing was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Lapwing was first commissioned in October 1790 under the command of Captain Paget Bayley.

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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