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HMS Rose (1783)

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Name  HMS Rose
Laid down  June 1782
Commissioned  August 1783
Launched  1 July 1783
Ordered  15 March 1782
Completed  23 October 1783
Construction started  June 1782
Builder  Joshua Stewart and Mr Hall Sandgate, Kent

HMS Rose was a 28-gun Enterprise-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Rose was first commissioned in August 1783 under the command of Captain James Hawkins.


Rose, under the command of Captain Matthew Scott, left Port Royal, Jamaica on 26 June. The next day she encountered a merchant vessel that passed on the news that Admiral Sir John Jervis and his fleet were off Basse Terre, which news led Scott to attempt to meet up with them. The night of 28 June was dark, and rain squalls hid the sound of breakers, with the result that at 9pm Rose hit a reef off Rocky Point, Jamaica. The crew threw guns overboard and cut away her anchors, top masts and mizen-mast, all in a futile attempt to lighten her and get her off the rocks. In the morning, as she filled with water, her crew abandoned ship in her boats and on rafts they fashioned out of booms and spars.


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