Barrosa

3243
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.4.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1811BWAS-1793
Launched21.10.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert John NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold27.5.1841BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel121' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet36.8999 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward10' 9"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen947 3094Tons BM 

Armament


21.10.1812Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1812 - 7.1814Captain William Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD18498.1814 - 1815Captain John Maxwell (d.1826)BWAS-17931815 - 9.1815Captain William M'CullochBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 15.7.1813Lieutenant George Hext (1784-1813)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
31.1.1813Sailed for the North American stationBWAS-1793
20.6.1813Action of 1813-06-20
28.11.1813Took the Unrated Georgiana (6) E-WIKI
29.9.1814Took the Schooner Engineer (8)
14.11.1814Took the Schooner Highflyer (1)
9.1815Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1823Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1823Refitted as a Other Vessels Slop Ship
9.1823Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
27.5.1841Sold to John Beatson for £1,830BWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 16th of April 2021 22:46Adam William Scott
Wednesday 14th of April 2021 09:08CyFrench First Rate ship of the line 'L'Hercule' (1836) (100)
Wednesday 14th of April 2021 04:59Jason M ArcherFrench First Rate ship of the line 'L'Hercule' (1836) (100)
Tuesday 13th of April 2021 04:59Jason M ArcherFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Actif' (1757) (74)
Tuesday 13th of April 2021 04:58Jason M ArcherActif Class