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1820 - Launch of MINERVA

13th June. Launching of the 46 gun frigate Minerva from the Yard. She was said to have been the first rounded stern frigate built in England.

She was never completed for sea, becoming a sheer hulk in 1861 and finally broken up in 1895. (Sheer hulks were hulks with sheer legs fitted to lift the masts into other ships.)