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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 by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1794 - 1.1795Captain
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
ADM 6/25/44
BWAS-1793
1.1795 - 2.1795Captain
Francis ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
BWAS-1793
2.1795 - 7.1797Captain
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
BWAS-1793
7.1797 - 4.1801Captain
George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
BWAS-1793
4.1801 - 1802Captain
George WolfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1811
BWAS-1793
4.1803 - 7.1805Captain
Henry HeathcoteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1793
7.1805 - 1806Captain
Murray MaxwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1826
BWAS-1793
1806 - 1809Captain
George SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1819
BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.10.1798 - 14.10.1802Lieutenant
Donald CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1846
NBD1849
1807 - 21.1.1801Lieutenant
Henry WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1801
BG
1807 - 22.4.1807First Lieutenant
William CoombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1810
BG

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1800Midshipman
Henry Dilkes ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
NBD1849
1.1803 - 4.1803Midshipman
Thomas BurdwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1844
NBD1849
1807Master's Mate
Barry SarsfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807
BG

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 17951st Lieutenant of Marines
William Henry CarringtonBritish
Marine
Service 1795-1847
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 (42) 1794-1794
French 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
22.8.1796Destruction of the Andromaque
6.11.1797Took the Cutter
Ranger (12) 1794-1797
French 12 Gun
Unrated Cutter
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) 1804-1805
French 14 Gun
Privateer Corvette
at Anse a Mire, Guadaloupe
BWAS-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) 1806-1806
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off Guadeloupe

21.1.1807Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Lynx (16) 1804-1807
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
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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