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 Ship Commanders

21.7.1790 - 20.12.1790CaptainSir George Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/24/52BWAS-171426.3.1791 - 4.9.1791Captain John Samuel Smith: on board from 29.3.1791 ADM 6/24/112BWAS-17143.9.1791 - 1.12.1792Captain Thomas Hickes (1731-1801): on board from 4.9.1791 Transfered ADM 6/24/133BWAS-17141.12.1792 - 8.2.1793CaptainSir Thomas Byard (d.1798) Transfered ADM 6/24/182BWAS-17142.1793Captain William Hancock KellyBWAS-171411.2.1793 - 1.1796Captain Thomas Foley (1755-1833) ADM 6/24/208BWAS-17141.1796 - 4.1798Captain Shuldham PeardBWAS-17145.1798 - 3.1799Captain John Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17143.1799 - 1.1801Captain Sampson Edwards (1745-1840)BWAS-17142.1801 - 3.1801Captain George EyreBWAS-17143.1801 - 8.1801Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB8.1801 - 11.1801Captain Henry NichollsBWAS-171411.1801 - 4.1802Captain Lennox ThompsonBWAS-17144.1802 - 7.1803Captain William Granville LobbBWAS-171411.1804 - 12.1805CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-171412.1805 - 27.4.1808Captain Thomas Hoar (1758-1825)ref:6165.1808 - 10.1808Captain Edward Snyd ClayBWAS-171410.1808 - 7.1809Captain James Hillyer (1769-1843)BWAS-17147.1809 - 8.1809Commander Thomas WhiteBWAS-17149.1809 - 1810Captain Joseph James (d.1837)BWAS-17144.1810 - 24.12.1811Captain Daniel 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) TransferedBWAS-171422.2.1794 - 28.2.1795Rear-Admiral John 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 Blue Charles 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-Admiral Thomas SothebyBWAS-17145.1808 - 10.1808Rear-Admiral Eliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17145.1809 - 9.1809Rear-Admiral Francis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-171428.4.1810 - 31.7.1810Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-171431.7.1810 - 24.12.1811Rear-Admiral of the Red Robert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers

11.8.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant Sampson Michell (d.1809) ADM 6/24/60ADM 6/2430.9.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant Andrew Congalton (d.1823) ADM 6/24/72ADM 6/2430.9.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant John Deacon (d.1819) ADM 6/24/72ADM 6/241795Lieutenant John Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)ADM 171/81795Lieutenant Christopher LarocheADM 171/81795Lieutenant Robert HoneymanADM 171/85.4.1799 - 1801Lieutenant Richard KevernNBD184914.11.1800 - 24.11.1800Acting Lieutenant Buckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD18492.3.1808 - 7.5.1808Lieutenant James BrasierNBD1849

6 Warrant Officers

22.2.1793 - 26.7.1795Master Thomas Bell (d.c.1804)ADM 29-11795 - 18.7.1795Surgeon William Woodruffe (d.1795)TGM26.7.1795 - 1796Master John Fryer (1752-1817)30.1.1796 - 9.3.1798Master William McKinlayADM 29-11.6.1798 - 10.2.1801Master William McKinlayADM 29-11.2.1801 - 1803Master Thomas Atkinson (1767-1836)E-WIKI

6 Petty Officers

9.1787 - 12.1793Midshipman John Baker (1770-1845)NBD18492.1793Midshipman William Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18491795Steward Andrew WoodmasonADM 171/81795Midshipman Thomas DenchADM 171/81795Midshipman William ParkerADM 171/81801 - 27.7.1802Midshipman George Brown (1784-?)NBD1849

9 Crewmen

4.9.1781 - 5.2.1782Able Seaman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO2.1793 - 4.1793Captain's Servant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD18491795Able Seaman George ShirleyADM 171/81795Able Seaman William EvansADM 171/81795Servant John CheverallADM 171/81795Boy Charles MattersADM 171/81795Boy William LyonsADM 171/81795Boy George GriffithsADM 171/811.3.1801 - 3.1803Able Seaman Simon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

1 Marine

1795Sergeant, 25th Regiment of Foot John 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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