HMS Coventry (1757)
|Ordered:||13 April 1756|
|Awarded:||28 April 1756|
|Builder:||Henry Adams yard, Bucklers Hard.|
|Laid down:||31 May 1756|
|Launched:||30 May 1757|
|Completed:||31 July 1757 at Portsmouth Dockyard|
|Captured:||12 January 1783|
|Class and type:||Coventry-class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||599 bm|
|Length:||118 ft 4.75 in (36.0871 m)|
|Beam:||34 ft 0.875 in (10.38543 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
UD: Twenty-four 9-pounder guns;|
QD: four 3-pounder guns
Also 12 Swivels
HMS Coventry was a 28-gun sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The ship was designed by Sir Thomas Slade "to the draught of the Tartar with such alterations withinboard as may be judged necessary", making her a further development of the Lyme. A further twelve ships were built to the draught of the Coventry between 1756 and 1763, as well as another five to a modified version of fir (pine) construction.
The ship was captured by the French in 1783.
- David Lyon, The Sailing Navy List, Brasseys Publications, London 1993.
- Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.