Sphinx Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns20
Approved1773
DesignerJohn Williams (1700-?)
RateSixth Rate
TypeShip
Designed Crew140
Ships in Class10

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 90.00 Imperial Pound ( 40.82 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 x British 9-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     108' 0"89' 8"30' 0"9' 8"429 2494
Sphinx (20) 15.4.1773Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 25.10.177510.9.1779Captured108' 0"89' 7 ⅜"30' 1"9' 8"431 3794
Perseus (20) 30.10.1775Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe 20.3.17769.1805Broken Up108' 0"89' 6 ½"30' 1 ⅜"9' 8"431 8894
Galatea (20) 1.12.1773Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 21.3.17764.1783Broken Up108' 0"89' 8"30' 0"9' 8"429 2494
Daphne (20) 1.12.1773Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 21.3.177623.12.1794Captured108' 0"89' 8"30' 0"9' 8"429 2494
Unicorn (20) 30.10.1775Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe 23.3.17764.9.1780Captured108' 0"89' 4"30' 2 ½"9' 10"433 5894
Camilla (20) 1.12.1773Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 20.4.177613.4.1831Sold108' 1 ¼"89' 10 ⅜"30' 1"9' 8"432 5694
Ariadne (20) 10.4.1775Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 27.12.17767.8.1814Sold108' 0"89' 8"30' 1"9' 8"431 6094
Vestal (20) 1.8.1775Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth 23.5.177731.10.1777Foundered108' 0"89' 8"30' 1"9' 8"431 6094
Ariel (20) 3.7.1776Blackwall Yard - Blackwall 7.7.177710.9.1779Captured108' 0"89' 5"30' 3"9' 7 ½"435 2394
Narcissus (20) 8.1.1777Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth 9.5.17813.10.1796Wrecked108' 0"89' 8"30' 0 ¼"9' 8 ½"429 8094

Sources


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

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