|HMS Panther (1758)|
|Ordered:||7 May 1756|
|Builder:||Martin and Henniker, Chatham|
|Launched:||22 June 1758|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1813|
|Notes:||Hospital ship from 1791|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Edgar-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1248 Long ton (1268 tonnes)|
|Length:||154 ft (47 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)|
|Depth of hold:||18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She served during the Seven Years War, sailing for the far east to take part in the expedition against Manila. On 31 October 1761 Panther and Argo captured the Spanish Galleon Santísima Trinidad in a two hour action, loaded with treasure to the value of two million dollars.
Panther served as a hospital ship from 1791, and was broken up in 1813.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p177.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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