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|1) Under Enemy Colors • 2) A Battle Won • 3) A Ship of War (UK)/Take, Burn or Destroy (US) • 4) Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead|
The Themis is a fictional ship and
conforms to no class of frigate, though she would have been similar to the Pallas
class. In fact, her existence in 1793 is slightly problematic as the first 18
pounder 32s (to the best of my knowledge) were not commissioned until 1794. I
thought Hart would have a 32 gun frigate because he had too much influence to
be sent into a 12 pounder 28, but his detractors would have prevented him from
being given a larger 36 or 38 gun frigate. The 32 seemed to suit him perfectly,
and I wanted a battery of 18 pound guns so that she could feasibly take on the
larger French frigates. Thus the Themis was slightly ahead of her time.
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