|HMS Vulture (1776)|
|Class and type:||Swan class ship sloop|
|Ordered:||30 October 1775|
|Builder:||John and William Wells, Deptford|
|Laid down:||November 1775|
|Launched:||18 March 1776|
|Fate:||Sold August 1802|
|Tons burthen:||304 58⁄94 bm|
96 ft 9.5 in (29.5 m) (gundeck)|
79 ft 2 in (24.1 m) (keel)
|Beam:||26 ft 10.75 in (8.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft 11 in (3.94 m)|
14 x 6-pounder guns;|
2 more added ca. 1780
HMS Vulture was a 14 gun ship sloop of the Swan class, launched on 18 March 1776. She served during both the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary War before being sold for disposal in 1802. The Vulture is perhaps best known for being the warship to which Benedict Arnold fled on the Hudson River in 1780 after unsuccessfully trying to betray the Continental Army's fortress at West Point, New York to the British.
References[edit | edit source]
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- 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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