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HMS Pelican (1777)
Career Royal Navy Ensign (1707 - 1801)
Name: HMS Pelican
Ordered: 24 July 1776
Awarded: 6 August 1776
Builder: Adams & Barnard, Grove Street Shipyard, Deptford
Laid down: August 1776
Launched: 24 April 1777
Commissioned: May 1777
Fate: Wrecked off Jamaica in August 1781
General characteristics
Class & type: 24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate post ship
Tons burthen: 520.1 long tons (528 t)
Length: 114 ft 5 in (34.87 m) (overall)
94 ft 6 in (28.80 m) (keel)
Beam: 32 ft 2 in (9.80 m)
Draught: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
11 ft (3.4 m)
Depth of hold: 10 ft 3.5 in (3.137 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 160
Armament:

As built:

  • Upper deck: 22 x 9pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 2 x 6pdrs

HMS Pelican was a 24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate post ship of the Royal Navy built in 1777 and wrecked in 1781.

Construction and commissioning[]

Porcupine cost £5,623.11.0d to build, plus £3,545.0.7d for fitting . She was commissioned under her first captain, Henry Lloyd, in May 1777.

References[]

  • Winfield, Rif, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.

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