San Carlos

Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Privateer ship 'San Carlos' (1779) (20)
Ship TypeStoreship BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 9"Imperial Feet38.1091 
Length of Keel104' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.7087 
Breadth34' 11"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen676 3694Tons BM 


3.1780Broadside Weight = 116 Imperial Pound ( 52.6062 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.178060 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers

2.3.1780 - 6.11.1780CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Pakenham (1757-1836) ADM 6/22/158
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.8.1780
6.11.1780 - 20.2.1781CommanderJohn Boyle ADM 6/22/192BWAS-171420.2.1781 - 16.4.1781LieutenantAlexander Fraser (d.1829) ADM 6/22/253BWAS-171416.4.1781 - 23.7.1781CommanderCharles Wood (c.1732-1782) ADM 6/22/379
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Commission confirmed 5.12.1781
23.7.1781 - 29.7.1782CommanderJohn Samuel Smith ADM 6/22/361
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787)
Commission confirmed 8.11.1781
29.7.1782 - 12.10.1782CaptainJohn Samuel Smith ADM 6/23/215
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), Portugal
Commission confirmed 25.5.1784
ADM 6/23
12.10.1782 - 28.8.1783CaptainGeorge Murray ADM 6/23/224
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.6.1784
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 28.8.1783CommanderWilliam White (d.1801)BWAS-171428.8.1783 - 6.1784CaptainWilliam White (d.1801) ADM 6/23/187
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.1.1784

Service History

3.1780Commissioned at Jamaica and returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
10.8.1780Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6152.11.4dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
6.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
5.8.1784Sold at Deptford for £1,000BWAS-1714


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