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Name  HMS Bird
Commissioned  1764
Launched  1765
Acquired  May 1764
Decommissioned  1775
Builder  Henry Bird, Rotherhithe
Completed  416 August 1764 at Deptford Dockyard

HMS Bird was an 8-gun survey sloop of the Royal Navy, in service from 1764 to 1775 and engaged in an early coastal survey of Ireland.

The small and lightly-armed vessel was purchased on the stocks in May 1764 from shipwright Henry Bird of Rotherithe. As designed, Bird's overall length was 58 ft 6 in (17.8 m) with a beam of 17 ft 7 in (5.4 m) and hold depth of 8 ft 1 in (2.5 m). She measured 75 2094 tonnes burthen and was armed with 8 small guns.

She was fitted out at Deptford dockyard between May and August 1764 at a total cost of ₤664 and commissioned thereafter under Lieutenant John Cowan. Launched in 1765, she spent four years conducting coastal survey work along the Irish shore, returning to Deptford for refitting in 1769.

Bird was broken up at Deptford Dockyard in March 1775.


HMS Bird Wikipedia

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