San Nicolas

Nominal GunsUnknownBWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'San Nicolas de Bari' (1769) (80)
ShipyardCartagena - Spain 3DECKS
Designed byEdward Bryant3DECKS
ConstructorGuillermo Turner3DECKS
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1793
Ship TypePrison Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck179' 9 ½"Imperial Feet54.5719 
Length of Keel148' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet45.1295 
Breadth49' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet14.9416 
Depth in Hold20' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet6.1024 
Burthen1,942Tons BM 

5 Commanding Officers

8.1798 - 12.1800LieutenantWilliam StylesBWAS-17934.1801 - 4.1802LieutenantEdward CollingwoodBWAS-17937.1803 - 10.1804LieutenantWilliam Alfray (d.1827)BWAS-179310.1804 - 1811LieutenantWilliam SnowBWAS-17931811 - 1814LieutenantJohn Raws MouldBWAS-1793

Service History

14.2.1797Taken by Sir John Jervis's Fleet off Cape St VincentBWAS-1793
5.10.1797Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1798Commissioned as a Prison ShipBWAS-1793
12.1800Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1801Recommissioned as prison shipBWAS-1793
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1803Recommissioned as prison shipBWAS-1793
1814Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
3.11.1814Sold at Plymouth for £3,320BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by M. Walker on Saturday 11th of May 2019 20:50

The purser of this vessel in 1804 was Robert Liddel. Adm 1/4822/150, National Archives, Kew.

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