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HMS Apollo (1794)

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HMS Apollo, the third ship of the Royal Navy to be named for the Greek god Apollo, was a 38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She served during the French Revolutionary Wars, but her career ended after just four years in service when she was wrecked on the Haak sands off the Dutch coast.

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The Apollo frigate going before the wind
History
Royal Navy Ensign 1707-1800Great Britain
NameHMS Apollo
Ordered28 March 1793
BuilderPerry & Hankey, Blackwall
Laid downMarch 1793
Launched18 March 1794
Completed23 September 1794 at Woolwich Dockyard
CommissionedAugust 1794
FateWrecked on 7 January 1799
General characteristics
Class and type38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate
Tons burthen994 1294 (bm)
Length
  • 146 ft 3 in (44.6 m) (overall)
  • 121 ft 10 in (37.1 m) (keel)
Beam39 ft 2 in (11.9 m)
Depth of hold13 ft 9 in (4.19 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Complement270
Armament
  • Upper deck (UD): 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 2 × 9-pounder guns + 12 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder bow chasers + 2 × 32-pounder carronades.
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