Princessa

380
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princessa' (1750) (70)
Named3.4.1780BWAS-1714
Captured16.1.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned26.1.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardHavana - Cuba ref:1200
Ship ClassPrincesa Classref:1200
Designed by Matthew Mullinsref:1200
Constructor Matthew Mullinsref:1200
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1809BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet51.8224 
Length of Keel138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Breadth51' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet15.5512 
Depth in Hold22' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet6.712 
Burthen1,926 6794Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 660 Imperial Pound ( 299.31 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1780560 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.1.1780 - 30.5.1781CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803) ADM 6/22/104
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 1.4.1780
BWAS-1714
27.7.1781 - 25.12.1782Captain Charles Knatchbull ADM 6/23/78
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.5.1783
BWAS-1714
25.12.1782 - 5.7.1783Captain Lambert Brabazon (1742-1811) ADM 6/23/108
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 11.8.1783
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1781 - 5.7.1783Rear-Admiral of the Blue Francis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.1.1780 - 13.5.1780Master Peter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1781 - 5.1783Midshipman Christopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
19.3.1803 - 15.7.1803Able Seaman James CousinsADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
5.5.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.8.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26236.1.3dBWAS-1714
29.11.1780

Sailed for the West Indies

BWAS-1714
3.2.1781

At St Eustatius

BWAS-1714
29.4.1781

At Martinique

BWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.1781

At Tobago

BWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781

Sailed for the West Indies

BWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782

Sailed to America

BWAS-1714
5.9.1782

Arrived at New York

BWAS-1714
24.10.1782

Left New York

BWAS-1714
5.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1784Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1784Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk
8.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714

 

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