Galatea

4403
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1774BWAS-1714
Launched21.3.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 8"Imperial Feet27.1498 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen429 2494Tons BM 

Armament


21.3.1776Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1776 - 1.5.1779CaptainThomas Jordan (c.1737-c.1779) ADM 6/21/170BWAS-17141.5.1779 - 7.10.1781CaptainJames Reid (c.1733-1798) ADM 6/22/356
Issued by Sir George Collier (1738-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 25.10.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1774Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.3.1776Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11460.10.4dBWAS-1714
21.3.1776Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.5.1776Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.7.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.12.1776Took the Schooner Buckskin (9)
28.4.1779Took the Cutter Revenge (14)
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
4.9.1779Took the Schooner Hawk (10)
11.9.1779Took the Privateer Saratoga
1780In North AmericaBWAS-1714
21.3.1780Took the Privateer George
23.3.1780Took the Sloop Beaver (12)
24.3.1780Took the Ship Recovery (16)
22.5.1780Took the Privateer Harrison
20.6.1780Took the Privateer La Loup Garou
9.4.1781Took the Privateer Phoenix
10.1781Began fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.10.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1781Completed fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1783SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1783Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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