Galatea

4406
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.5.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1809BWAS-1793
Launched31.8.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert John NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Hulked8.1836BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel121' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet36.8999 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward11' 2"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft14' 8"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen947 3094Tons BM 

Armament


31.8.1810Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1810 - 10.1815CaptainWoodley LosackBWAS-17938.1825 - 1829CaptainCharles Sullivan (1789-1862)BWAS-17931829Captain Charles John Napier (1786-1860)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.9.1810 - 7.1814LieutenantThomas BevisNBD184922.8.1825 - 23.1.1826LieutenantJohn Rivett-Carnac (1796-1869)NBD184914.5.1831 - 16.10.1833LieutenantEdward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1810 - 8.1813MidshipmanGeorge William RabettNBD18491825Master's MateHoratio BlairNBD184911.1825 - 6.1827MidshipmanFrancis Thomas Brown (1806-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1809Began First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.8.1810Completed First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £39558.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.8.1810Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.10.1810Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.12.1810Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
20.5.1811Action off Madagascar
1.6.1813Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1793
10.1815Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1819Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1825RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1826Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £36187.0.0dBWAS-1793
1829Fitted with experimemental, man-powered, machineryBWAS-1793
12.1829Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
2.1830Completed fitting at a cost of £12585.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1836Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1836Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
24.9.1849Broken up at JamaicaBWAS-1793

 

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