HMS Penelope (1798)

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Capture of the William Tell, by Robert Dodd. The Penelope is seen raking the William Tell as the two ships of the line close in
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Penelope
Builder: Burlesdon
Launched: 1798
Fate: Wrecked in 1815
General characteristics
Class and type: 36-gun fifth-rate frigate
Armament: 36 guns:

HMS Penelope was a fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1798 and wrecked in 1815.

Under Sir Henry Blackwood, she took part in the battle of 30 March 1800 against the Guillaume Tell. Penelope was credited for engaging and dismantling the masts of Guillaume Tell with two raking broadsides from her stern. This delayed her and allowed the Foudroyant and Lion to catch up. Guillaume Tell was captured after a fierce battle. Penelope lost two killed and two wounded.

From 1803, Penelope served in the English Channel under William Robert Broughton.

On 27 April 1815, Penelope, under James Galloway, ran aground near the Cap des Rosiers in Canada. In the night, she broke into three pieces, killing 40 of her crew.

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