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HMS Thetis (1773)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Thetis
Ordered: 25 December 1770
Builder: Wyatt & Co. Buckler's Hard
Laid down: 1771
Launched: 1773
Commissioned: 1777
Out of service: 1781
Fate: Wrecked 1780
General characteristics as built
Class & type: 32-gun fifth-rate Amazon-class frigate (1773) frigate
Length:
  • 126 ft 3 in (38.48 m) (gundeck)
  • 104 ft 1 in (31.72 m) (keel)
Beam: 35 ft 1.75 in (10.7125 m)
Draught:
  • 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m) (forwards)
  • 13 ft 0 in (3.96 m) (aft)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 220
Armament:
  • Upper deck: 26 × 12-pounder guns
  • QD: 4 x 6-pounder guns + 4 x 18-pounder carronades
  • Fc: 2 x 6-pounder guns + 2 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Thetis was a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy, built by Wyatt & Co. at Buckler's Hard shipyard in 1773. The French captured her in 1798 but the British recaptured her in 1803. She was broken up in 1810.

From 1777 to 1781 she served with the North American squadron. In 1780, she was wrecked.[1]

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