HMS Rover (1796)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Rover
Builder: Pender, Bermuda
Launched: 1796
Fate: wrecked on 23 June 1798
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 356 tons
Length: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: full rigged ship
Complement: Capt. George Irvine, officers and men
  • 16 x 24 pdrs
Notes: 3 masts

HMS Rover was a 16-gun sloop of the Royal Navy.

She was initially planned as a brig, but during construction she was lengthened and given a full ship rig. She was rated as a sloop, and did not require a commander with the rank of post-captain. She was purchased on the stocks and launched in 1796. She was wrecked in the Gulf of St Lawrence on 23 June 1798, but her crew were saved.