San Fiorenzo

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Minerve' (1782) (36)
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1837BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 8"Imperial Feet45.1146 
Length of Keel124' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.9041 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen1,031 6894Tons BM 


8.1795Broadside Weight = 357 Imperial Pound ( 161.8995 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.2.1805253Complement of men and boys prior to the [Action of 1805-02-13]BWAS-1793

15 Ship Commanders

2.1794 - 7.1794Captain Charles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-179318.6.1794 - 1794Captain George Henry Towry (1767-1809) ADM 6/25/94
Confirmed 10.10.1794
ADM 6/25
7.1794 - 11.1794CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17936.1795 - 1800Captain Harry Burrard NealeBWAS-17931.1801 - 5.1802Captain Charles William Paterson (1756-1841)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1804Captain Arthur Batt Bingham (d.1830)BWAS-17931805 - 1806Captain Walter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17932.1805 - 3.1805Acting Captain Henry Lambert (d.1813)BWAS-17933.1805 - 1806Captain Walter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17938.3.1805 - 1806Lieutenant William Dawson (d.1811)W0051806 - 1807Captain Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)BWAS-17931807 - 8.3.1808Captain George Nicholas Hardinge (1781-1808)BWAS-179320.3.1808 - 10.1808Captain John Bastard (c.1787-1835)BWAS-17933.1809 - 3.1810Captain Henry MatsonBWAS-17933.8.1810 - 10.1810CommanderThe Hon. Edmund Sexton Pery Knox (1787-1867)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

10.7.1794 - 8.12.1794Lieutenant John Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18491805 - 8.3.1805Lieutenant William Dawson (d.1811)W005

1 Warrant Officer

14.7.1794 - 22.3.1794Carpenter William Bunce (1750-1832)NAO

3 Petty Officers

1805Midshipman Samuel MarsingalW00513.2.1805 - 1805Midshipman Christopher H B Lefroy (d.1805)W00510.1810 - 8.1812Master's Mate Edwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

Service History

19.2.1794Found scuttled at San Fiorenzo, Corsica after damage received from shore batteries on 1794/02/18. She was raised and added to the Royal Navy.BWAS-1793
22.11.1794Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1793
5.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.8.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8459.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.3.1797Action of 1797-03-09
9.3.1797Took the Frigate Resistance (40) off Brest
3.6.1797Took the Lugger L'Unité (14) off OwersBG
3.6.1797Took the Privateer La Rusée (14) in the Channel
1.7.1797Took the Lugger Le Castor (14) off Scilly Isles
11.12.1798Took the Brig La Rusée (14) TNC
11.12.1798Took the Privateer San Joseph (4) BG
9.4.1799Action of 1799-04-09

Arrived at Plymouth


Sailed from Plymouth

2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads

Arrived at Plymouth

1.1801To the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.1.1804Took the Chasse-Maree Le Passe Partout (2) off the Malabar coastBG
13.2.1805Action of 1805-02-13
13.2.1805Took the Frigate La Psyche (36) off the Malabar coast
3.1808Paid off sometime after March
6.3.1808Taking of the Piemontaise
8.3.1808Took the Frigate Pièmontaise (46) off Ceylon
3.1809Began fitting for Baltic serviceBWAS-1793
6.1809Completed refit at WoolwichBWAS-1793
3.1810Paid offBWAS-1793
5.1810Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1810Began fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1810Completed fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1812Placed in ordinary at Chatham
9.1812fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1818Began fitting as a Lazarette at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1818Completed fitting as a Lazarette at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1837Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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