Princess Augusta

Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish yacht 'Augusta' (1711) (8)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeYacht


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 9"Imperial Feet24.6126 
Length of Keel65' 2 ½"Imperial Feet19.8247 
Breadth23' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen185 1094Tons BM 


1771Broadside Weight = 6 Imperial Pound ( 2.721 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 2-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

5 Commanding Officers

23.7.1773 - 1773CaptainCharles Wray (d.1773)† ADM 6/20/504ADM 6/202.11.1780 - 2.7.1781CaptainChichester Fortescue (1750-1820) ADM 6/22/191ADM 6/222.7.1781 - 1781CaptainRichard Murray (d.1789) ADM 6/22/307ADM 6/2220.11.1782 - 30.6.1785CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786)ref:12201806 - 8.1815CaptainCharles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

20.4.1778 - 13.5.1778LieutenantThomas Hickes (1731-1801)ADM104

3 Crewmen

18.7.1783 - 2.1793MidshipmanEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6164.11.1795 - 5.1795Able SeamanThomas James Dobson (1771-?)3.12.1799 - 3.7.1800Able SeamanThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B125


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:1220La Renommée 1744David StockmanWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook

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