Saint Domingo

San Domingo
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBlake ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up18.4.1816BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck180' 0"Imperial Feet54.864 
Length of Keel147' 8"Imperial Feet44.8099 
Breadth48' 1 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 10 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,819 1394Tons BM 


3.3.1809Broadside Weight = 994 Imperial Pound ( 450.779 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1805640Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

3.1809 - 12.8.1812Captain Charles GillBWAS-179312.8.1812 - 1813Captain John ThompsonBWAS-17931813 - 1814Captain Samuel John PechellBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers

3.1809 - 1812Rear-Admiral of the White Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)BWAS-17931812 - 8.1812Admiral of the Blue John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)BWAS-17931814Rear-Admiral of the White Edward James FooteBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

3.1809 - 1809Lieutenant Nicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

7.5.1809 - 1810Midshipman Joseph Cammelleri (1794-1860)NBD18499.1809 - 1810Midshipman George BeaseleyNBD184912.8.1810 - 20.11.1813Midshipman Isaac BurchNBD1849

Service History

3.3.1809Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
13.4.1809Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
14.8.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
20.9.1812Recaptured the ship Diana (A. Wilson, master)W1812P
16.3.1813Took the Privateer Dolphin (12) by boats
16.3.1813Took the Schooner Lynx (6) by boats
16.3.1813Took the Schooner Racer (6) by boats
18.3.1813Took the Brig Pilgrim
3.4.1813Took the Schooner Arab (7) In the Rappahannock by boat
1.3.1814Took the Privateer Argus (13)
1815In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
18.4.1816Sold for £4,800 at Sheerness to break upBWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Friday 6th of June 2014 23:04

A letter from Captain Pechell of the San Domingo, notifies his having captured, on the 1st of March after a chase of eight hours and a half, American letter of Marque brig Argus, with 13 carriage guns and 65 men, from Savannah, bound to Havannah, out five days.

Posted by Brian Stephens on Thursday 10th of April 2014 22:49

Edinburgh Advertiser, Aug 29, 1809
Extract of a letter, dated on board his Majesty's ship St. Domingo, off Flushing, 15th August - Yesterday morning, the Admiral made signal for the line of battle ships nine in number, to prepare for action. We leading the van, at a quarter past ten, ran in under the forts, within muskat shot, when we grounded and engaged the enemy for three hours, one hour and a half of which we were in that situation, and completely exposed to their fire. But by our brisk cannonade, we succeeded in silencing their battery and set the town on fire in various places. Notwithstanding our being so close to the batteries, we had not one killed and but twelve men slightly wounded, although the shot came over and round us in every direction. We were, however, twice set on fire by the red hot shot, but fortunately got it under immediately. We were told that had it not been for the fire of the shipping, the enemy would not have so soon surrendered; but our shot made such dreadful havoc, the could hold out no longer. In Flushing, a regiment of Irishman is said to have been made prisoners. They were 1200 strong before the siege, but of that only 600 have survived. They were commanded by Mr. O'Hare, who is slightly wounded.

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