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HMS Zebra (1777)
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Zebra
Ordered: 24 May 1776
Builder: John Barnard, Nova Scotia Yard, Ipswich
Laid down: July 1776
Launched: 8 April 1777
Commissioned: April 1777
Fate: Wrecked 18 October 1778
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 306 3594 bm
Length: 97 ft 0 in (29.6 m) (gundeck)
79 ft 6 in (24.2 m) (keel)
Beam: 26 ft 11 in (8.2 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 10.5 in (3.92 m)
Complement: 125
Armament: 14 x 6-pounder guns

HMS Zebra was the first ship to bear the name in the British Navy. She was a 14 gun ship sloop of the Swan class, launched on 8 April 1777. She was abandoned and blown up after going aground on 22 October 1778 at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, during the American Revolutionary War after only one year in service.

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Coordinates: 39°34′41″N 74°18′00″W / 39.578°N 74.300°W / 39.578; -74.300

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