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HMS Andromeda (1784)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Andromeda
Ordered: 20 January 1781
Builder: John Sutton & Co, Liverpool
Laid down: May 1781
Launched: 21 April 1784
Completed: By May 1788
Fate: Broken up in September 1811
General characteristics
Class & type: Hermione-class fifth rate frigate
Tons burthen: 7143694 bm
Length: 129 ft (39 m) (gundeck)
106 ft 9.75 in (32.5565 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 5.5 in (10.808 m)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 220

Upper gundeck: 26 × 12-pounder guns
Quarterdeck: 4 × 6-pounder guns + 4 x 18-pounder carronades

Forecastle: 2 × 6-pounder guns + 2 x 18-pounder carronades

HMS Andromeda was a 32-gun Hermione-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy.

She was first commissioned in March 1788, under the command of Captain Prince William Henry, the future King William IV. William Henry was in command until paying her off in July 1789.

Andromeda was broken up at Portsmouth in September 1811.


  • Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. London: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6. 

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