Minerva Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns38
Approved1778/11/06
DesignerEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)
RateFifth Rate
TypeFrigate
Designed Crew270
Ships in Class4

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 390.50 Imperial Pound ( 177.09 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 x British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 x British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck8 x British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 x British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 x British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 x British 18-Pound Carronade

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     141' 0"117' 0 ⅜"38' 10"13' 9"938 7294
Minerva (38) 6.11.1778Woolwich Dockyard 3.6.17803.1803Broken Up141' 0"117' 0 ⅜"38' 10"13' 9"938 7294
Arethusa (38) 12.2.1779Bristol 10.4.17815.1814Broken Up141' 1 ½"116' 10 ⅝"39' 0 ½"13' 9 ½"947 6394
Phaeton (38) 3.3.1780Liverpool 12.6.178226.3.1828Sold for Break Up141' 0"116' 5 ¼"39' 0 ½"13' 10 ¼"944 494
Thetis (38) 22.9.1781Rotherhithe 23.9.17829.6.1814Sold141' 6"117' 1 ⅛"39' 1 ½"13' 8"953 4094

Sources

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

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Posted by Paul Fields on Wednesday 19th of April 2017 18:40

HMS Arethusa was also a member of the Minerva class, per Robert Gardiner's book The Heavy Frigate.

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