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HMS Shannon (1757)

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Name  HMS Shannon
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Completed  8 October 1757
Construction started  11 May 1757
Ordered  18 April 1757
Laid down  11 May 1757
Commissioned  August 1757
Launched  17 August 1757

HMS Shannon was a 28-gun Coventry-class sixth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy.

Construction

The Shannon was one of five frigates of the class built of fir rather than oak. Fir was cheaper and more abundant than oak and permitted noticeably faster construction, but at a cost of a reduced lifespan; the four fir-built Coventry-class vessels that did not get captured lasted an average of only nine years before being struck off.

References

HMS Shannon (1757) Wikipedia


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