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HMS Panther (1758)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Panther
Ordered: 7 May 1756
Builder: Martin and Henniker, Chatham
Launched: 22 June 1758
Fate: Broken up, 1813
Notes: Hospital ship from 1791
General characteristics [1]
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

60 guns:

  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Panther was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 June 1758 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Panther served as a hospital ship from 1791, and was broken up in 1813.[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p177.

References

  • 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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