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Fifth-Rate Frigates of the Royal Navy

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Published August 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781233100699
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54 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: HMS Acasta, HMS Galatea, HMS Tartar, HMS Phoenix, HMS Terpsichore, HMS Owen Glendower, HMS Pomone,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: HMS Acasta, HMS Galatea, HMS Tartar, HMS Phoenix, HMS Terpsichore, HMS Owen Glendower, HMS Pomone, HMS Unicorn, HMS Endymion, HMS Aeolus, HMS Apollo, HMS St Fiorenzo, HMS Guerriere, HMS Egyptienne, HMS Modeste, HMS Vengeance, HMS Havannah, HMS Sirius, HMS Pactolus, HMS Tribune, HMS Santa Margarita, Endymion class frigate, HMS Arethusa, HMS Cydnus, HMS Proselyte, Southampton class frigate, Fifth-rate, HMS Orpheus, HMS Fisgard, HMS Surprise, HMS Castor, HMS Pique, HMS Spartan, HMS Madagascar, HMS Tweed, HMS Daedalus, HMS Winchelsea, HMS Penelope, HMS Stag, HMS Didon, HMS Lark. Excerpt: HMS Acasta was a 40-gun Royal Navy fifth-rate frigate. She saw service in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as well as the War of 1812. Although she never took part in any notable single-ship actions nor saw action in a major battle though she was at the Battle of San Domingo, she captured numerous prizes and rid the seas of many Spanish, French and American privateers. She was finally broken up in 1821. Sir William Rule designed her to develop a frigate to replace the 44-gun ships that carried their armament on two decks. Consequently, she was one of the largest frigates built in England, mounting forty guns, thirty 18-pounders on one main gun deck, with another ten 9-pounder long guns on the quarterdeck and forecastle. Later eight 32-pounder carronades replaced the 9-pounder guns. She was launched at the yard of John Randall & Co., of Rotherhithe on 14 March 1797. Acastas first captain was Richard Lane, who took command in February 1797 and oversaw her launch and commissioning. He sailed her to Jamaica in February 1798. She took numerous prizes in the Caribbean. In May or thereabouts, Acasta also captured Herondelle, of 10 guns, another privateer of six guns, and a third privateer, pierced for 10 but carrying six and a cre...