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Trincomalee -> 1897 Foudroyant -> 2005 Trincomalee

Nominal Guns46BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1816BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Still in Existance2015BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 4 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet38.1064 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Burthen1,065 5994Tons BM 


12.10.1817Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

11.1845Broadside Weight = 497 Imperial Pound ( 225.3895 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck6 British 8 (ML 8)
Upper Gun Deck12 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 56-Pounder (85cwt)
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1818315Design complementBWAS-1793
11.1845210 B181

3 Ship Commanders

5.1818 - 26.4.1819Commander
Philip Henry BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1827
20.7.1847 - 1852Captain
Richard Laird WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1870
19.6.1852 - 1855Captain
Wallace HoustonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1824-1865

2 Commissioned Officers

28.6.1847 - 1847Lieutenant
Philip SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1845-1847
26.7.1847 - 1847First Lieutenant
John SeccombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1847

Service History

2.1816Began First cost, including fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 46 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
12.10.1817Completed First cost, including fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £23643.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.5.1818Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1793
3.4.1819Arrived at Portsmouth and laid up in OrdinaryBWAS-1793
4.1845Began cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1847Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
9.1847Completed cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21643.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1861RNR Training ship at SunderlandB181
19.5.1897Sold to Wheatley Cobb as a training ship at FalmouthB181
19.5.1897Renamed FoudroyantB181
2005Renamed TrincomaleeBWAS-1793

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