Caroline

3504
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Launched17.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 6"Imperial Feet43.2852 
Length of Keel118' 9 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold13' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen924 4494Tons BM 

Armament


17.6.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1795 - 1798CaptainWilliam LukeBWAS-17931798 - 12.1798CaptainHenry Paulet (1767-1832)BWAS-179312.1798 - 1802CaptainWilliam BowenBWAS-179311.1802 - 1805CaptainBenjamin William Page (1765-1845)BWAS-17931805 - 10.1807CaptainPeter RainierBWAS-179312.10.1807 - 1809CommanderHenry HartBWAS-17931809CaptainCharles GordonBWAS-179310.4.1810 - 1.1812CaptainChristopher Cole (1770-1836)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 29.4.1802MidshipmanRichard Booth BowdenNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
17.6.1795Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15427.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.7.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.8.1795Took the Cutter Le Pandour (14) in the North Sea
25.9.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9133.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1796Took an 18-gun corvette of LisbonBWAS-1793
23.5.1796Took the Privateer La Zenodene (10) off Cape Palos
11.8.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
29.6.1798Retook the Merchantman Crescent EICS
7.1798Off the Azores in company with Flora (36) until NovemberBWAS-1793
4.10.1798Took the Cutter Le President Parker (12) in the Azores
16.10.1798Boats sank the privateer L'Espérance (1) at TenerifeBWAS-1793
21.1.1801Took a 4-gun XebecBWAS-1793
3.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1803Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
2.8.1803Took the Brig Haasje (6) off the Cape of Good Hope and sent to St. Helena , for England .BG
5.1.1804Took the Brig Les Frères Unis (8) near Little Andaman in the Bay of BengalBG
4.2.1804Took the Privateer Le Général de Caen (26) BG
18.10.1806Took the Brig Zeerob (14) off BataviaBG
18.10.1806Took the Frigate Maria Reijersbergen (32) off Batavia
6.1807At MadrasBWAS-1793
12.1807At Griesse, JavaBWAS-1793
31.5.1808Sailed for the East Indies in company with Chiffone (32) BWAS-1793
11.1809In the Persian GulfBWAS-1793
13.11.1809Actions in the Persian Gulf
8.8.1810At BandaBWAS-1793
5.1811Reduction of JavaBWAS-1793
1.1812Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1813fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1815Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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