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HMS Lightning (1755)  (3rd)
Fireship 8-gun

    
This the third ship to carry the name HMS Lightning was an 8-gun, fireship.

Originally HMS Viper, a 14-gun, sloop, built by Durrell of Poole, launched 11-Jun-1746, 91ft long, 26ft wide and of 270 tons builders measurement.

Converted to a fireship with 8 x 4pdr guns, and renamed HMS Lightning, 29-Jul-1755.

Sold 30-Dec-1762.

Won the Battle Honour: Louisburg 1758.

 

Other HMS Lightning
- 1st  HMS Lightning
- 2nd HMS Lightning
- 3rd HMS Lightning
- 4th HMS Lightning
- 5th HMS Lightning
- 6th HMS Lightning
- 7th HMS Lightning
- 8th HMS Lightning
- 9th HMS Lightning
- 10th HMS Lightning

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This page last edited - 11 February, 2013.

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