Princess

5958
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Merchant east indiaman 'Willemstad en Boetzelaar' (1794)
Captured14.9.1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned11.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknown
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold4.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck140' 6"Imperial Feet42.6758 
Length of Keel123' 0"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Burthen676 9094Tons BM 

Armament


11.1795Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5485 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

11.7.1797Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.7.179780 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 8.1797Captain Edward RamageBWAS-17938.1797 - 1799Lieutenant Richard DorrillBWAS-17931.1798 - 1797Captain John William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17936.1803 - 7.1809Commander Samuel ColquittBWAS-17937.1809 - 12.1812Commander James GallowayBWAS-179312.1812 - 5.1814Captain Donald M'LeodBWAS-17935.1814 - 1815Commander William SimpsonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.2.1809 - 15.10.1809Lieutenant William BroadwaterNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.10.1795 - 6.9.1796Carpenter John ParryADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1797Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.7.1797Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Receiving Ship
8.1797Paid offBWAS-1793
27.11.1797Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5936.0.0dBWAS-1793
1801Guardship at WaterfordBWAS-1793
6.1802In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
6.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1803Refitted as a Unrated Floating Battery
7.1809Floating battery at LiverpoolBWAS-1793
4.1816Sold at Liverpool for £740BWAS-1793

 

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