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HMS Narcissus (1781)

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Name  HMS Narcissus
Builder  Plymouth Dockyard
Completed  By 20 June 1781
Launched  9 May 1781
Ordered  8 August 1777
Laid down  13 June 1777
Construction started  13 June 1777
Length  27 m
Fate  Wrecked on 3 October 1796

HMS Narcissus was a Sphinx-class 20-gun sixth-rate post ship of the Royal Navy launched in 1781. Most notably in 1782, while she was under the command of Captain Edward Edwards, a mutiny occurred aboard the vessel that resulted in the hanging of six men, and the flogging of an additional 14. Captain Edwards went on to command HMS Pandora, which was assigned to carry the Bounty mutineers back to England.


Narcissus was wrecked in 1796.


HMS Narcissus (1781) Wikipedia