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HMS America (1777)

Career (UK)
Name: HMS America
Ordered: 18 June 1771
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 5 August 1777
Fate: Broken up, 1807
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Intrepid-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1370 bm
Length: 159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4-pounders
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9-pounders

HMS America was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 5 August 1777 at Deptford.[1]

On 5 September 1781, she took part in the Battle of the Chesapeake, and in 1795 she was part of the British fleet at the Battle of Muizenberg.

From 1800 she served as a prison ship, and was broken up in 1807.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 181.


  • 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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