Princess Carolina

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prindsesse Caroline' (1805) (74)
First Commissioned7.1808BWAS-1793
ShipyardCopenhagen - Zealand W006
Ship ClassPrindsesse Caroline ClassW006
Designed byF C H HohlenbergBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck173' 1 ½"Imperial Feet52.7431 
Length of Keel144' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet43.8944 
Breadth47' 11 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,762 7694Tons BM 


7.1808Broadside Weight = 888 Imperial Pound ( 402.708 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1808534 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

7.1808 - 1.1811CaptainCharles Dudley PaterBWAS-17931.1811 - 9.1814CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

10.1.1810 - 21.10.1810Fifth LieutenantRobert Benjamin Young (1773-1846)NBD184910.3.1814 - 22.9.1814First LieutenantRichard BluettNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

9.1808 - 1.1811MidshipmanThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

Service History

19.12.1807Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
19.12.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1808Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
23.9.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.5.1809Took the Schooner Piet Hein (7) by boats in the Vlie
25.7.1809Boats cut out Russian gunboats from FrederickshammBWAS-1793
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
1814Off GreenlandBWAS-1793
9.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
9.2.1815Sold to Joshua Crystal at Sheerness for £3,130BWAS-1793


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