Santa Monica

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Sixth Rate frigate 'Santa Monica' (1777) (26)
First Commissioned8.1780
ShipyardCartagena BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck145' 0 ½"Imperial Feet44.2087 
Length of Keel120' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet36.5982 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold11' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen956 1894Tons BM 


8.1780Broadside Weight = 258 Imperial Pound ( 117.003 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1780240 BWAS-1714
21.12.1780255 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

17.8.1780 - 1.4.1782CaptainJohn Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/22/161BWAS-1714

Service History

28.9.1779Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
20.6.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.10.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9935.13.5dBWAS-1714
24.12.1780Sailed for Jamaica and on to AmericaBWAS-1714
1.4.1782Wrecked off Tortola in the Virgin IslandsBWAS-1714


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