Le Sphinx

20158
Nominal Guns20
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Sphinx' (1775) (20)
Captured10.9.1779
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured29.12.1779
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Sphinx' (1779) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.1367 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen431 3794Tons BM 

Service History


DateEventSource
29.12.1779Taken by Proserpine (28)


Sources


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

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