HMS Bermuda (1805)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Bermuda
Ordered: 1803
Builder: Bermuda
Launched: 1805
Fate: Wrecked on 22 April 1808
General characteristics
Class and type: 18-gun Bermuda sloop
Tons burthen: 399 tons
Length: 107 ft (32.6 m)
Beam: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
Draught: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Complement: 121

18 guns:

  • 16 x 24pdr carronades
  • 2 x 9pdr guns

HMS Bermuda was an 18-gun Bermuda sloop of the Royal Navy.

Bermuda was built in Bermuda of Bermuda cedar in 1805, as the lead ship of her class. The Bermudas were modified versions of the Dasher class of 1797, and eventually consisted of six ships. She was launched in 1805, and commissioned in October that year under the command of William Henry Byam, from Busy, Halifax. She only spent three years in service before being wrecked on Memory Rock, Little Bermuda on 22 April 1808. All the crew were saved and Captain Byam went on to command HMS Opossum.