Leonidas

5080
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.7.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1805BWAS-1793
Launched4.9.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up23.11.1897BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.1222 
Breadth39' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet11.9063 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,066 8394Tons BM 

Armament


4.9.1807Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1807 - 7.1809CaptainJames DunbarBWAS-17937.1809 - 1812CaptainAnselm John Griffiths (d.1842)BWAS-17931.1813 - 2.1813CaptainSir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870)BWAS-17932.1813 - 1814CaptainFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)BWAS-17931814 - 6.1814CaptainWilliam KingBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.12.1809 - 1.3.1811First LieutenantGeorge Bague (d.1856)NBD184920.2.1810 - 21.9.1810First LieutenantJoseph Bazalgette (1783-1849)NBD184922.10.1810 - 1.1.1811First LieutenantJames Bayly (1785-1857)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1809 - 11.1811Master's MateCharles Autridge (d.1876)NBD184911.1810 - 6.1815MidshipmanWilliam KellyNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.12.1807 - 11.18081st Class VolunteerWilliam Hollinshed BradyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1805Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
4.9.1807Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £21610.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.9.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.12.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13041.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.2.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
1812On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
16.2.1812Took the Privateer La Confiance (14) on the Irish Station
16.2.1812Took the Brig La Gazelle (14) on the Irish Station in latitude 49 deg.N. longitude 9 deg. W.BG
23.5.1813Took the Privateer Paul Jones (16)
1814At JamaicaBWAS-1793
6.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
5.1815Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
12.1816Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £30472.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1818Housed over and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
1872Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Hulk
23.11.1897Sold for break up to Castle at CharltonBWAS-1793

 

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