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HMS Tiger (1747)

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Name  HMS Tiger
Laid down  April 1746
In service  1747–1752 1753–1765
Launched  23 November 1747
Ordered  17 March 1746
Commissioned  December 1747
Construction started  April 1746
Length  38 m
Builder  Stanton and Wells, Rotherhithe

HMS Tiger or Tygre was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment and launched on 23 November 1747.

Naval service

Tiger was commissioned in December 1747 under Captain Charles Saunders, as a reinforcement for the British fleet then in action against France in the War of the Austrian Succession. She was assigned to a squadron under the overall command of Admiral Peter Warren, but saw no active engagement in her first months at sea. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in April 1748, and Tiger was returned to Deptford for service as a guard ship. Charles Steevens replaced Saunders as Tiger's captain in 1749, but the vessel remained at Deptford until she was decommissioned in November 1752.

Two months later, in January 1753, Tiger was restored to her duties as a guard ship but relocated to Portsmouth Dockyard. Command was transferred to Captain Samuel Marshall, and then to Captain Thomas Latham in early 1754. In early 1754 the vessel was assigned to the protection of British merchant interests in the East Indies.

She participated in the Battle of Chandannagar. Tiger was converted to serve as a hulk in 1760, and in 1765 she was sold out of the Navy.

References

HMS Tiger (1747) Wikipedia


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