HMS Glasgow (1757)
|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|
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, the Glasgow engaged a squadron of 6 ships of the Continental Navy, managing to escape intact.
She later chased two large Continental frigates in the Caribbean before she was accidentally burned in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1779.
- 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
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- Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.