Sailing Warships: HMS Rose.
A 20-gun 6th-rate ship built in 1757 at Hugh Blaydes Shipyard, Hull.
The Seaford class of 1753 was built to the lines of the yacht Royal
Caroline (1750) [vide Chapman's Architectura Navalis Mercatoria] for
the British Royal Navy . The
dimensions of the Seaford-class were: 108', 89'4" 7/8 x 30'1"x9'6". 430
37/94 (Dockyard built); 108'11½", 90'10 1/4"x30'4"x9'7" (Contract built).
Men: 160. Guns: 20 × 9 pounders on the gun deck.
Plans (NMM): Lines/ Lines & profile/ Profile. Seaford: 1769:
Decks. 1770: Decks. 1771: Decks.
In his The Sailing Navy List David Lyon is rather critical to the Rose
replica. "A rather inaccurate 'replica' was constructed some years ago; on
the grounds that the Rose's depradations had been the direct cause of the
foundation of the US Navy; and is still in existence at the time of writing
(1992), persistently and inaccurately referred to as "the frigate Rose".
- 1756 April 13
- Ordered to be built.
- 1756 June 5
- Keel laid at Hugh Blaydes' Shipyard, Hull.
- 1757 March 8
- Stationed at Newport, RI, during the
American revolutionary war under command of Captain James Wallace.
- 1779 September 19
- Burnt and sunk to block the Savannah Bar in the defense of the entrance of Savannah, GA, to protect the city against a French
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