:::: Napoleonic Ships & American War of Independence - GREAT BRITAIN
Code - NPB17
Class - 38
Description - H.M.S. SHANNON -38 GUN FRIGATE
Fifth rate of the 1794 Leda class, the largest class of frigates
ever built. Built in 1806, captured the USS Chesapeake
in 1813. She was renamed St. Lawrence in 1844.
Tonnage 1,052 tons
Dimensions 150' x 39¾' x 13 ¾ '
Armament 28 x 18pdr, 4 x 9pdr cannon
16 x 32pdr, 2 x 12pdr carronades
(As built 28 x 18pdr, 10 x 9pdr cannon, 8 x 32pdr carronades)
Sisters include Leda, Leonidas, Surprise, Briton, Tenedos, Lively,
Amphitrite, Diamond, Thetis, Arethusa, Blanche, Trincomalee, Venue,
Melampus, Minerva. Latona, Nereus, Diana, Thisbe, Hebe and Tanais.