HMS Stag (1758)
|Ordered:||19 September 1757|
|Builder:||Thomas Stanton, Rotherhithe|
|Laid down:||26 September 1758|
|Launched:||4 September 1758|
|Fate:||Broken up July 1783|
|Class and type:||Niger-class fifth-rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||706.67 tons|
|Length:||125 ft (38 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
32 guns of various weights comprising:
HMS Stag was a 32-gun Niger-class fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy, and was the first Royal Navy ship to bear this name. She was ordered during the Seven Years War, and saw service during that conflict and also during the American War of Independence. She cost £7,136-19-8d to build, plus fitting-out costs of £4,370-15-2d.
HMS Stag was brought into service in October 1758, under Captain Henry Angel. She was reduced to a 28-gun sixth rate in 1777, but restored as a 32-gun fifth rate in 1779. She was broken up in July 1783 at Deptford.
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