Enterprise Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns28
Approved1771/01/03
DesignerJohn Williams (1700-?)
RateSixth Rate
TypeFrigate
Designed Crew200
Ships in Class27

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 117.00 Imperial Pound ( 53.06 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 x British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 x British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 x British 3-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Fox (28) 25.12.1770Northam 2.9.177311.9.1778Captured120' 6"99' 6"33' 8"11' 0"599 8394
Siren (28) 25.12.1770Chatham 2.11.17736.11.1777Sunk in Action120' 10"99' 7 ½"33' 9"10' 9"603 4094
Surprise (28) 1.1771Woolwich Dockyard 13.4.177424.4.1783Sold120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Enterprise (28) 1.1771Deptford Dockyard 24.8.17748.1807Broken Up120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Actaeon (28) 5.11.1771Woolwich Dockyard 18.4.177529.6.1776Burnt to avoid capture120' 6 ½"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0 ¼"593 8994
Aurora (28) 3.7.1779Blackwall 7.6.17773.11.1814Sold120' 6"99' 4"33' 7"11' 0"595 8694
Proserpine (28) 14.5.1776King's Yard 7.7.17771.2.1799Wrecked120' 6"99' 0"33' 7 ½"11' 0"595 3794
Andromeda (28) 14.5.1776East Cowes 18.11.177711.10.1780Foundered120' 9"99' 7 ⅝"33' 7"11' 0"600 6694
Crescent (28) 19.7.1777Bristol 3.177819.6.1781Captured120' 8"99' 5"34' 0"11' 0"611 2994
Medea (28) 14.5.1776Bristol 28.4.17781805Sold120' 9 ½"99' 4"33' 10"11' 0 ½"604 7794
Resource (28) 30.9.1777Rotherhithe 10.8.177828.8.1816Sold120' 8"99' 7"33' 9"11' 0 ½"603 3494
Pomona (28) 7.3.1777Southampton 22.9.17788.1811Broken Up120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Sibyl (28) 24.7.1776Buckler's Hard 2.1.177926.7.1798Wrecked120' 7"99' 7 ⅝"33' 7 ½"11' 0"599 2094
Pegasus (28) 21.2.1778Deptford Dockyard 1.6.177928.8.1816Sold120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Brilliant (28) 9.10.1776Buckler's Hard 13.7.177911.1811Broken Up120' 6 ¼"99' 6"33' 8"11' 0"599 8294
Cyclops (28) 6.3.1778Limehouse 31.7.17791.9.1814Sold120' 6"99' 6"33' 9"11' 0"602 8094
Laurel (28) 30.4.1778Southampton 27.10.177911.10.1780Foundered120' 8 ½"99' 6 ¾"33' 8 ½"11' 0"601 7094
Mercury (28) 22.1.1778Rotherhithe 9.12.17791.1814Broken Up120' 9 ¾"99' 10 ½"33' 9"11' 0 ½"605 1294
Vestal (28) 18.3.1778Limehouse 24.12.17792.1816Sold120' 6"99' 6"33' 6"11' 0"593 8994
Nemesis (28) 30.9.1777Liverpool 23.1.17809.12.1795Captured120' 7"99' 6"33' 7 ½"11' 0"598 3794
Rose (28) 15.3.1782Sandgate 1.7.178328.6.1794Wrecked120' 5 ½"99' 5"33' 7 ¾"11' 0"598 5594
Thisbe (28) 23.2.1782King's Boatbuilders 25.11.17839.8.1815Sold120' 6"99' 5 ⅜"33' 7"11' 0"596 5794
Hussar (28) 26.3.1782Sandgate 1.9.178427.12.1796Wrecked120' 6"99' 0"33' 8"11' 0"596 7994
Dido (28) 5.6.1782Sandgate 27.11.17843.4.1817Sold120' 5"99' 3"33' 7"11' 0"595 3994
Lapwing (28) 22.10.1782King's Boatbuilders 21.9.17855.1828Broken Up120' 6"99' 4 ½"33' 8"11' 0 ½"597 8294
Circe (28) 6.3.1782Dover 30.9.178516.11.1803Wrecked120' 6 ⅛"99' 5"33' 7 ¾"11' 0"599 5594
Alligator (28) 7.5.1782Sandgate 18.4.178721.7.1814Sold120' 6"99' 5"33' 7 ½"11' 0"599 4294

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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