Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate frigate 'Castor' (1786) (44)
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck147' 3"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel123' 1"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,065 494Tons BM 


12.1796Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1796284 BWAS-1793

1 Ship Commander

12.1796 - 1797Captain George Burlton (d.1815)BWAS-1793

Service History

12.1796Commissioned at the CapeBWAS-1793
11.1797Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1798Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £229.0.0dBWAS-1793
1806Sold at PlymouthBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tolken on Sunday 12th of October 2014 21:08

I believe the Saldanha was called "De Castor" before the capture. I am looking for a Castor, pink, 650ton, built by a Danish builder and bought by the VOC in 1784.

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