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Name: SOLEBAY
Type: Frigate
Keel: 10/05/1762
Launched: 09/09/1763
Completed: 12/1763
Builder: Thomas Airey & Co
Yard: Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 619tonsb,124.0 x 33.7 x ?ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Wood
Armament: 24 x 9pdr, 4 x 3pdr guns
History:
12/1763 British Royal Navy
25/01/1782 Wrecked
Comments: A memberof the MERMAID Class of sixth-rate frigates
15/03/1764: Completed at Sheerness Royal Dockyard
25/01/1782: Wrecked off the island of Nevis whilst with British fleet
Abandoned & set on fire to prevent capure by French fleet.


SOLEBAY in pursuit of the American vessel PROVIDENCE. Image copyright of Roy Cross