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NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns32
Approved1778
DesignerEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)
RateFifth Rate
TypeFrigate
Designed Crew250
Ships in Class7

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 246.00 Imperial Pound ( 111.56 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 x British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 x British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 x British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 x British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 x British 24-Pound Carronade

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     126' 0"103' 9 ⅝"35' 4"12' 2"689 3594
Cerberus (32) 14.10.1778Rotherhithe - London - Surrey 15.7.17791783Wrecked126' 3 ½"104' 2"35' 7"12' 2"701 5094
Daedalus (32) 25.6.1778Liverpool - Lancashire 20.5.17807.1811Broken Up125' 7"103' 1"35' 8"11' 10 ¾"702 6094
Fox (32) 10.12.1778Bursledon - Hampshire 2.6.17804.1816Broken Up126' 2 ¼"104' 1"35' 5 ¾"12' 2"696 8594
Quebec (32) 15.9.1779Bursledon - Hampshire 24.5.17817.1816Broken Up126' 3"104' 2"35' 6 ½"12' 1 ½"699 8694
Astraea (32) 7.5.1779East Cowes - Isle of Wight 24.7.178123.3.1808Wrecked126' 0"103' 7 ⅜"35' 9"12' 0"703 4494
Ceres (32) 7.5.1779Liverpool - Lancashire 19.9.17813.1830Broken Up126' 3 ½"103' 9"35' 5"11' 11 ½"692 1694
Mermaid (32) 21.3.1782Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness 29.11.178411.1815Broken Up126' 2 ½"103' 9 ¾"35' 5"11' 11"692 5994

Sources


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

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