|HMS Success (1781)|
|Ordered:||22 February 1779|
|Builder:||John Sutton, Liverpool|
|Laid down:||8 May 1779|
|Launched:||10 April 1781|
|Class & type:||32-gun Amazon-class fifth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||6824⁄94 bm|
126 ft (38.4 m) (overall)|
103 ft 8 in (31.6 m) (keel)
|Beam:||35 ft 1 1⁄2 in (10.7 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Upper deck: 26 x 12-pounder guns
HMS Success was a 32-gun Amazon-class fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The French captured her in 1801 in the Mediterranean but on 2 September 1801 HMS Phoenix, Pomone, and Minerve recaptured her. She became a convict prison ship in 1814, a powder hulk from 1817, and was broken up in 1820.
On 25 June 1800, Success, under the command of Captain Peard, captured the French aviso Intreprenante (or Entreprenante). Intreprenante, with four guns and a crew of 36 men, was carrying provisions from Santa Messa to Valletta. The next day Success captured another aviso, Redoutable, with the same armament, establishment, and mission as Intreprenante. Unfortunately for Success, she had to share the prize money with a large number of other British warships. Also on the 26th, Success captured the French felucca Fortune, which apparently was unarmed, but was also carrying provisions on the same route as the two avisos.
- "No. 15301". 11 October 1800. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15301/page/
- "No. 15499". 20 July 1802. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15499/page/
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714–1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-295-X.
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