Galatea

4404
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched17.5.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor George Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck135' 3"Imperial Feet41.1502 
Length of Keel112' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet34.144 
Breadth36' 9"Imperial Feet11.0109 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen807 7994Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1797Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793241Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1794 - 1.1795Captain Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/25/44BWAS-17931.1795 - 2.1795Captain Francis Cole (d.1798)BWAS-17932.1795 - 7.1797Captain Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834)BWAS-17937.1797 - 4.1801Captain George ByngBWAS-17934.1801 - 1802Captain George WolfeBWAS-17934.1803 - 7.1805Captain Henry HeathcoteBWAS-17937.1805 - 1806Captain Murray MaxwellBWAS-17931806 - 1809Captain George Sayer (d.1846)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.10.1798 - 14.10.1802Lieutenant Donald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18491807 - 21.1.1801Lieutenant Henry Walker (d.1807)BG1807 - 22.4.1807First Lieutenant William Coombe (d.1808)BG

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1800Midshipman Henry Dilkes Byng (1781-1860)NBD18491.1803 - 4.1803Midshipman Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD18491807Master's Mate Barry SarsfieldBG

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 17951st Lieutenant of Marines William Henry Carrington (1778-1849)ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1793Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
17.5.1794Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £9960.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.5.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.8.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7522.0.0dBWAS-1793
21.10.1794Capture of the Révolutionnaire
21.10.1794Took the Frigate Le Révolutionnaire (36)
20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
22.8.1796Destruction of the Andromaque
6.11.1797Took the Cutter Ranger (12) off the Gironde
9.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth bound for Cork.

TNC
1802Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1803Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
5.1803Completed fittingBWAS-1793
4.2.1804Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
15.8.1804Boats attacked Le Général Ernouf (14) at Anse a Mire, GuadaloupeBWAS-1793
18.8.1806Boats destoryed a Spanish privateer near Porto Cabello, VenezuelaBWAS-1793
10.9.1806Cut out several vessels from BarcelonaBWAS-1793
12.11.1806Took the Privateer Le Reunion (10) off Guadeloupe
21.1.1807Took the Brig-Corvette Le Lynx (16) by boats off Caracas
1809Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1809Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 2nd of April 2016 20:23

21 Jan 1807 Galatea cap Sayer off Caraccas Launched 6 boats to take the French Lynx Lt de Vaisseau Jean-Mathieu Fargenel [wounded] out of Guadeloupe for Caraccas in light winds, the boats were under 1st Lt William Coombe, [shot in the left thigh above his wooden leg], unknown, masters mate Barry Sarsfield [severly injured], masters mate John Green, 3rd Lt Robert Gibson and 2nd Lt Henry Walker [killed] the Lynx was taken after a heavy fight. British losses 9 killed 22 wounded, French 14 killed and 20 wounded

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