Princess Caroline

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Prinses Carolina' (1748) (52)
First Commissioned7.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorPaulus van ZwijndrechtM01
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater5.1799BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 1"Imperial Feet39.3201 
Length of Keel107' 5"Imperial Feet32.6317 
Breadth38' 10"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen861 6094Tons BM 


7.1781Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

1 Commanding Officer

14.6.1781 - 27.11.1782CaptainHugh Bromedge (c.1714-1792) ADM 6/22/300BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

22.7.1788 - 30.3.1792GunnerThomas CarlisleADM29-1

Service History

1.1782Convoy escort to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
28.6.1782Took the Ship Le Tartare (24)
8.1782Returned home as convoy escortBWAS-1714

Paid off into ordinary

8.1791Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
5.1799Scuttled as a breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1714
1802Remains were soldBWAS-1714


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