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HMS Zebra (1777)

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Name  HMS Zebra
Laid down  July 1776
Construction started  July 1776
Ordered  24 May 1776
Commissioned  April 1777
Launched  8 April 1777
Builder  John Barnard, Nova Scotia Yard, Ipswich
Fate  Wrecked 18 October 1778

HMS Zebra was the first ship to bear the name in the British Navy. She was a 14 gun ship sloop of the Swan class, launched on 8 April 1777. She was abandoned and blown up after going aground on 22 October 1778 at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, during the American Revolutionary War after only one year in service.

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HMS Zebra (1777) Wikipedia


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