HMS Glasgow (1757)
HMS Glasgow was a 20-gun sixth-rate post ship of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1757 and took part in the American Revolutionary War. She is most famous for her encounter with the maiden voyage of the Continental Navy off Block Island on 6 April 1776. In that action, Glasgow engaged a squadron of 6 ships of the Continental Navy, managing to escape intact.
|Ordered:||13 April 1756|
|Builder:||John Reed, Hull|
|Laid down:||5 June 1756|
|Launched:||31 August 1757|
|Class and type:||20-gun Sixth rate|
|Tons burthen:||451.3 long tons (458.5 t)|
|Beam:||30 ft 6 in (9.3 m)|
|Depth of hold:||9 ft 7 1⁄2 in (2.9 m)|
|Complement:||160 officers and men|
|Armament:||20 × 9-pounder guns|
- Wm. Laid Clowes, The Royal Navy a History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 4, Sampson, Marston and Company Ltd, London 1899, p. 3
- Larn, Richard (1992). Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0 946537 84 4.