HMS Newcastle 54

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The Newcastle, as part of a Squadron, chasing a Spanish frigate off Bonacca.

H.M.S. Newcastle:

Rating: 4th-rate Frigate

Class: Constitution

Date of Commission: June 20th, 1816

Guns: 54

Crew: 450

Status: In the neutral port of Bonacca.

History:

The Newcastle was commissioned to Lord Nathaniel Blatchford on May 20th, 1816.

British Captains:

1816-present: Captain the Lord Trentham

Excerpts from the Logbook:

  • 1816
Saturday, June 25, N of Bonacca, course N, hands employed clearing for action. At 1/2 to 6, in company of British Constitution and Bellona observed Spanish Constitution to N in chase of a British Renommee, bore up and engaged. At 1/4 to 8, Spanish struck to the Newcastle after receiving extensive damage to hull from British ships. Survivors collected and put in irons.
Saturday, July 9, W of Tiburon, course ESE, hands employed worming the cable. At 5 to 12, in concert with British Fleet, observed Danish-Norwegian Ingermanland to E, bore up and engaged. At 12, enemy struck to the British ships. Prisoners collected and put in irons.
Saturday, July 9, NW of Cap-Français, course SSE, hands at quarters. At 1/4 to 1, in concert with British Fleet, observed Pirate Santissima Trinidad to SSE, bore up and engaged. At 1, enemy struck to the British ships. Pirates put in irons while awaiting trial.
Saturday, July 9, E of La Tortue, course E, hands at quarters. At 1/4 past 1, in concert with British Fleet, observed Pirate Victory to W, gave chase. Pirate ship was overhauled and engaged shortly after running aground, and struck to the British ships at 1/2 to 2. Pirates put in irons while awaiting trial.
Saturday, July 9, E of La Tortue, course W, hands at quarters. At 1/2 to 2, in concert with British Fleet, observed Pirate Victory to W, gave chase. Pirate ship was overhauled and engaged shortly after running aground at the same spot as the last Pirate, and was boarded and carried by the British ships at 2. Pirates put in irons while awaiting trial.


Port Battle History:

Port Date Battle type Enemy Result
Puerto Escondido June 26 1816 Attack Spain Defeat
Fort-Dauphin July 09 1816 Attack Pirates Defeat