|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||12 March 1756|
|Builder:||John Buxton, Deptford|
|Laid down:||April 1756|
|Launched:||12 November 1757|
|Completed:||7 December 1757 at Deptford Dockyard|
|Fate:||Captured by the French Navy in the Chesapeake, 11 September 1781|
|Class & type:||Richmond-class fifth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||664 16⁄94 bm|
127 ft 1.5 in (38.748 m) (gundeck)|
107 ft 1.125 in (32.64218 m) (keel)
|Beam:||34 ft 1.75 in (10.4077 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Complement:||210 officers and men|
32 guns comprising
HMS Richmond was the name ship of the 32-gun Richmond-class fifth-rate frigates of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and served throughout the American Revolutionary War until captured by the French in 1781.
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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