HMS Thetis (1782)

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Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Thetis
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: 1781
Builder: Rotherhithe
Laid down: December 1781
Launched: 23 September 1782
Commissioned: November 1782
Fate: Sold 9 June 1814
General characteristics
Class and type: Minerva class frigate
Tons burthen: 954
Length: 141 ft 6 in (43.13 m)
Beam: 39 ft 2 in (11.94 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 280
Armament: UD: Twenty-eight 18-pounder guns
QD: Eight 9-pounder guns, six 18-pounder carronades
FC: Two 9-pounder guns, four 18-pounder carronades

HMS Thetis was a 38-gun, fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was built at Rotherhithe and launched on 23 September 1782 sold out of the service in 1827.

In 1795 she captured the French storeships Prevoyante and Raison; and in 1801 took part in Keith's expedition to Egypt; in 1809 assisted in cutting out the French man-of-war Nisus (16 guns) at Guadaloupe, and took part in the storming of the batteries at Anse à la Barque. In 1810 Thetis took part in the capture of Guadaloupe. She was sold on 9 June 1814.