Leocadia

5078
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Santa Leocadia' (1777) (34)
Captured2.5.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1781
ShipyardFerrol - Spain BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold23.9.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 10"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel119' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet36.2744 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.6078 
Depth in Hold11' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet3.3592 
Burthen951 6794Tons BM 

Armament


11.1781Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1781240 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1781 - 21.4.1783CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/22/373BWAS-171418.4.1783 - 24.11.1785CaptainAlexander Edgar (1736-1817) ADM 6/23/52BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 1790CaptainCharles Cobb ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
25.12.1781 - 26.2.1782MidshipmanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
18.6.1781Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.9.1781PurchasedBWAS-1714
19.2.1782Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9786.4.9dBWAS-1714
20.5.1782Took the Privateer Ship Viper (14)
29.6.1782Took the Privateer Lexington
18.8.1782Took the Privateer Ship Junius Brutus (20)
21.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
24.11.1785

Paid off

BWAS-1714
23.9.1794Sold at Woolwich? for £940BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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