HMS Stag (1758)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Stag
Ordered: 19 September 1757
Builder: Thomas Stanton, Rotherhithe
Laid down: 26 September 1758
Launched: 4 September 1758
Commissioned: October 1758
Fate: Broken up July 1783
General characteristics
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Complement: 220

32 guns of various weights comprising:
Upper deck: Twenty-six 12-pounders
Quarter deck: Four 6-pounders
Forecastle: Two 6-pounders

also twelve swivels guns

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.