HMS Dolphin 50

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The Dolphin exercising manoeuvres on her sea trials off Santiago de Cuba.

H.M.S. Dolphin:

Rating: 5th-rate

Class: Trincomalee

Date of Commission: August 23rd, 1819

Guns: 50

Crew: 280

Status: On the Puerto Escondido Station.


The Dolphin was built by Captain John Page in Santiago de Cuba, she was commissioned to Captain Nicholas Ramage on August 23rd, 1819, on Admiralty orders to sail and patrol the Windward Passage to protect the shipping of His Majesty, Captain Ramage was also ordered to sink, capture, or burn any enemy vessel he comes upon. The Dolphin is completely outfitted with carronades giving her a strong close up broadside that fits Captain Ramage's aggressive style of engaging the enemy.

British Captains:

1819-present: Captain Nicholas Ramage

Excerpts from the Logbook:

  • 1819