Saint George

Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1774BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDuke ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel145' 2"Imperial Feet44.1971 
Breadth50' 3"Imperial Feet15.3162 
Depth in Hold21' 2"Imperial Feet6.4516 
Draught Forward12' 8"Tons BM 
Draught Aft17' 10"Tons BM 
Burthen1,949 7094Tons BM 


1785Broadside Weight = 931 Imperial Pound ( 422.2085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1790Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

21 Commanding Officers

21.7.1790 - 20.12.1790CaptainSir George Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/24/52BWAS-171426.3.1791 - 4.9.1791CaptainJohn Samuel Smith: on board from 29.3.1791 ADM 6/24/112BWAS-17143.9.1791 - 1.12.1792CaptainThomas Hickes (1731-1801): on board from 4.9.1791 ADM 6/24/133BWAS-17141.12.1792 - 8.2.1793CaptainSir Thomas Byard (d.1798) ADM 6/24/182BWAS-17142.1793CaptainWilliam Hancock KellyBWAS-171411.2.1793 - 1.1796CaptainThomas Foley (1755-1833) ADM 6/24/208BWAS-17141.1796 - 4.1798CaptainShuldham PeardBWAS-17145.1798 - 3.1799CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17143.1799 - 1.1801CaptainSampson Edwards (1745-1840)BWAS-17142.1801 - 3.1801CaptainGeorge EyreBWAS-17143.1801 - 8.1801CaptainThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB8.1801 - 11.1801CaptainHenry NichollsBWAS-171411.1801 - 4.1802CaptainLennox ThompsonBWAS-17144.1802 - 7.1803CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-171411.1804 - 12.1805CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-171412.1805 - 27.4.1808CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)ref:6165.1808 - 10.1808CaptainEdward Snyd ClayBWAS-171410.1808 - 7.1809CaptainJames Hillyer (1769-1843)BWAS-17147.1809 - 8.1809CommanderThomas WhiteBWAS-17149.1809 - 1810CaptainJoseph James (d.1837)BWAS-17144.1810 - 24.12.1811CaptainDaniel Oliver Guion (1776-1811)BWAS-1714

12 Flag Officers

29.3.1791 - 2.9.1791Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Richard King (1730-1806)BWAS-17144.9.1791 - 8.1792Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Richard King (1730-1806)BWAS-171422.2.1794 - 28.2.1795Rear-AdmiralJohn Gell (d.1806)BWAS-17141.3.1795 - 17.1.1796Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-171418.1.1796 - 9.3.1798Vice-Admiral of the BlueCharles Thompson (1740-1799)BWAS-17141.2.1801 - 29.3.1801Vice-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson (1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of Sicily) (1758-1805)BWAS-17142.4.1801 - 19.6.1801Vice-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson (1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of Sicily) (1758-1805)NA-ROA1808Rear-AdmiralThomas SothebyBWAS-17145.1808 - 10.1808Rear-AdmiralEliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17145.1809 - 9.1809Rear-AdmiralFrancis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-171428.4.1810 - 31.7.1810Rear-Admiral of the BlueRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-171431.7.1810 - 24.12.1811Rear-Admiral of the RedRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

1795LieutenantJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)ADM 171/81795LieutenantChristopher LarocheADM 171/81795LieutenantRobert HoneymanADM 171/85.4.1799 - 1801LieutenantRichard KevernNBD184914.11.1800 - 24.11.1800Acting LieutenantBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD18492.3.1808 - 7.5.1808LieutenantJames BrasierNBD1849

6 Warrant Officers

22.2.1793 - 26.7.1795MasterThomas Bell (d.c.1804)ADM29-11795 - 18.7.1795SurgeonWilliam Woodruffe (d.1795)TGM26.7.1795 - 1796MasterJohn Fryer (1752-1817)30.1.1796 - 9.3.1798MasterWilliam McKinlayADM29-11.6.1798 - 10.2.1801MasterWilliam McKinlayADM29-11.2.1801 - 1803MasterThomas Atkinson (1767-1836)E-WIKI

6 Petty Officers

9.1787 - 12.1793MidshipmanJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD18492.1793MidshipmanWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18491795MidshipmanThomas DenchADM 171/81795StewardAndrew WoodmasonADM 171/81795MidshipmanWilliam ParkerADM 171/81801 - 27.7.1802MidshipmanGeorge Brown (1784-?)NBD1849

9 Crewmen

4.9.1781 - 5.2.1782Able SeamanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO2.1793 - 4.1793Captain's ServantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD18491795Able SeamanGeorge ShirleyADM 171/81795BoyCharles MattersADM 171/81795BoyWilliam LyonsADM 171/81795BoyGeorge GriffithsADM 171/81795Able SeamanWilliam EvansADM 171/81795ServantJohn CheverallADM 171/811.3.1801 - 3.1803Able SeamanSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

1 Marine

1795Sergeant, 25th Regiment of FootJohn WardADM 171/8

Service History

10.1787Commissioned, but no captain appointedBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid off imcompleteBWAS-1714
7.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
11.9.1790Completed at a cost of £50,605.16.6d plus £3,970 for fittingBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.9.1791Paid offADM 51
13.2.1793Paid offADM 51
5.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.4.1793Took the 20-gun privateer General Dumourier in company with other ships off FinisterreBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
18.1.1797Grounded in the Cachop Shoal but refloated and repaired at LisbonBWAS-1714
7.1797Involved in MutinyBWAS-1714

Paid off at Chatham

5.1798Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
7.1798Completed refitting at Chatham at a cost of £18,239BWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth


Sailed from Portsmouth

1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1801Service in the BalticBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
12.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1803Returned ot Plymouth and paid offBWAS-1714
4.1804Began a middling repair and refit at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1804Recommissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1805Completed middling repair and refit at a cost of £42,853BWAS-1714
9.1805Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
2.1810Started refitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1810Completed refitting at a cost of £12,102BWAS-1714
24.12.1811Wrecked of Rongkobing, Jutland with over 730 losses. Only 11 survivors.BWAS-1714


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