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Santa Margarita

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned22.11.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardFerrol - Spain BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck145' 6"Imperial Feet44.1994 
Length of Keel123' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.4936 
Breadth38' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold11' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen992 7894Tons BM 


3.1781Broadside 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
21.12.1780255 BWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders

22.11.1779 - 28.3.1781Captain
William KnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/22/73
Issued by
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
, Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Confirmed 31.12.1779
ADM 6/22
28.3.1781 - 1783Captain
Elliott SalterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
ADM 6/22/268
21.9.1790 - 24.5.1793Captain
John DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1814
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
24.5.1793 - 4.1795Captain
Eliab HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
ADM 6/24/241
4.1795 - 12.1796Captain
Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
12.1796 - 4.1802Captain
George ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
28.4.1802 - 3.8.1802Captain
Augustus Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1802
1803 - 1804Commander
Henry WhitbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
1804 - 1807Captain
Wilson RathborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1807

1 Commissioned Officer

Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856

1 Petty Officer

1782 - 3.1784Midshipman
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1847

1 Crewman

20.4.1781 - 1782Ordinary Seaman
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1847

Service History

24.2.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
15.6.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £16017.3.9dBWAS-1714
29.7.1782Santa Margarita vs Amazone
30.9.1782Took the Privateer
Hendrick 1782-1782
American Privateer Unknown

10.1790Began repairs at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed repairs at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £18583.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6447.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.12.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1794Capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
29.3.1795Took the Unrated
Le Jean Bart (18) 1793-1795
French 18 Gun
Unrated Unknown
in the Channel

8.6.1796Action of 1796-06-08
8.6.1796Took the Frigate
La Tamise (32) 1793-1796
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

24.10.1796Took the Privateer
Le Buonoparte (16) 1796-1796
French 16 Gun
Privateer Unknown

25.10.1796Took the Privateer
Le Vengeur (18) 1796-1796
French 18 Gun
Privateer Unknown

21.6.1797Took the Privateer
San Francisco (14) 1797-1797
Spanish 14 Gun
Privateer Unknown
off the Irish Coast

10.7.1797Took the Privateer
L'Adour (20) 1797-1797
French 20 Gun
Privateer Unknown
off Cape Clear bearing N. E. by E. 8 leagues
8.8.1797Took the Schooner
La Victorine (16) 1797-1797
French 16 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Cape Clear bearing N. 60 deg. E. distant 91 League
3.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.1798Took the Privateer
Le Quatorze Juillet (14) 1798-1798
French 14 Gun
Privateer Unknown
in the Leeward Islands
8.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1805coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
1814Quarantine ship at MilfordBWAS-1714
4.1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
4.1814fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1824Began fittingBWAS-1714
8.1826Completed fittingBWAS-1714
8.9.1836Sold at Liverpool for £1,710BWAS-1714


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Posted by Niek van Diepen on Saturday 12th of September 2015 08:39

BWAS-1793 gives her armament as UD 26x12pdr, QD 8x24pdr carronades, Fc 2x24pdr carronades

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