Santa Dorothea

Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Santa Dorotea' (1776) (34)
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1814BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 9"Imperial Feet44.5058 
Length of Keel118' 4 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen947 6694Tons BM 


12.1798Broadside Weight = 276 Imperial Pound ( 125.166 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

12.1798 - 1801CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17931802 - 30.4.1802CaptainJahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

15.7.1798 - 1.1.1801First LieutenantWilliam Henry Brown Tremlett (1777-?)RNB1823

Service History

15.7.1798Captured by Lion near CartagenaTRN4
28.11.1798In company with Perseus, Strombolo and Bulldog took the San Leon (16) on the Lisbon StationBWAS-1793
25.12.1798Registered in the NavyBWAS-1793
25.12.1798Commissioned in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1.1800Cut out vessels form BordigueraBWAS-1793
11.2.1800Cut out vessels from HospitallierBWAS-1793
16.9.1801Took the Unrated Bomb Vessel Le Bulldog (8) near Gallipoli
30.4.1802Arrived in Portsmouth and was laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1793
6.1814Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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