HMS Coventry (1757)

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Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Coventry
Operator: Royal Navy
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
Commissioned: May 1757
Captured: 12 January 1783
General characteristics
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)
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 200
Armament: UD: Twenty-four 9-pounder guns;
QD: four 3-pounder guns
FC: Nil.
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.