Pitt -> 1807 Salsette

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.7.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPerseverance ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up20.3.1874BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Length of Keel113' 5 ½"Imperial Feet34.4551 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen871 4294Tons BM 


17.1.1805Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

1.1805 - 1806CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17932.1807 - 1809CaptainGranville George Waldegrave (1786-1857)BWAS-17931810CommanderHenry MontresorBWAS-179312.1810 - 3.4.1811CommanderJohn HollingworthBWAS-17934.1811 - 12.1812CaptainHenry HopeBWAS-17931815 - 6.1816CaptainJoseph Drury (d.1835)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1814 - 2.1815Acting LieutenantThomas BaxterNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1.1805 - 23.9.1808Master's MateThomas BlakeNBD18499.1813 - 1814Master's MateThomas BaxterNBD1849

Service History

19.2.1807Renamed SalsetteBWAS-1793
11.6.1808Took the Cutter Opyt (14)
21.4.1812Took the Privateer La Comète (2) and afterwards destroyed in the MediterraneanBG
14.10.1812Took the Privateer Le Mercure (16) off the Isle of Wight


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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