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Name: ARGO
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 07/06/1781
Completed: 15/10/1781
Builder: John Baker & Co
Yard: Howdon Pans
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 892bm, 140.7 x 38.0 x 16.4ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Frigate
Construction: Wood
Armament: 44 x 9pdr & 2 x 6pdr guns
History:
15/10/1781 British Royal Navy
11/01/1816 Sold
No later history known
Comments: A member of the Roebuck Class of 5th rate frigates
16/02/1783: Captured by two French frigates
17/02/1783: Recaptured by HMS INVINCIBLE
11/1793: Armament now 22 x 18pdr & 20 x 12pdr guns; 6 x 24pdr carronades
09/1809: Armament now 42 x 24pdr guns, 4 x 24 pdr & 6 x 24pdr carronades
11/01/1816: Sold for 2600


ARGO passing through the Straits by Thomas Buttersworth