Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1714
Ship Type 
Returned to Owners1780/04BWAS-1714


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

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Posted by David Watkins on Wednesday 16th of November 2016 15:00

Is this the same Ship?
Bellona, Armed Ship 20gun (6pdrs)+ 12 swivles, Built by Mark Pye at Stockton-on-Tees for the Government, Launched 8/12/1778. Left the Tees Oct. 1779, Commander Francis Tinsley RN, bound for Hull.

Lost in Texel River, either Apr. or Dec. 1780 on first active voyage. On Convoy Escort duties Hull to Heligoland. Poor weather, strong winds and frequent Hail squalls obscured sea and landmarks when close to Heligoland. Driven onto sandbank, started to fill with water very rapidly. Unable to free herself or clear the ship of water she was abandoned as a wreck.

Source: Compiled from various documents relating to History of Stockton-on-Tees.

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