Rainbow (40)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built by Robert Carter at Limehouse and launched on May 30 1747 as a 40-gun ship.

In July 1762, the frigate was converted to a 44-gun ship.

During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:

  • in 1759: captain Christopher Basset
  • from 1760: captain Richard Gwynne
  • from July 1762: captain Mark Robinson

In 1783, the frigate was put out of commission and then served as a hulk at Woolwich.

The frigate was sold in 1802.

Service during the War

In 1759, the frigate took part in the operations in the Mediterranean. On August 18, she was present at the victorious battle of Lagos and then returned to Great Britain.

In 1760, the frigate returned to the Mediterranean.

In 1762, the frigate served in the Channel.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 40
Upper deck n/a
Quarterdeck n/a
Forecastle n/a
Crew n/a
Length at gundeck n/a
Width n/a
Depth n/a
Displacement n/a

References

Blasco, Manuel, British 5th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.