Saint George

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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1774BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1774BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1774BWAS-1714
Launched4.10.1785BWAS-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
Wrecked24.12.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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
1790750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794738EstablishmentBWAS-1714

21 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
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


DatesRankNameSource
29.3.1791 - 2.9.1791Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Richard King (1730-1806)BWAS-17144.9.1791 - 13.2.1793Rear-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


DatesRankNameSource
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


DatesRatingNameSource
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)EWIKI

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
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


DatesRatingNameSource
4.9.1781 - 5.2.1782Able SeamanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO2.1793 - 4.1793Captain's ServantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD18491795BoyWilliam LyonsADM 171/81795BoyGeorge GriffithsADM 171/81795Able SeamanWilliam EvansADM 171/81795ServantJohn CheverallADM 171/81795Able SeamanGeorge ShirleyADM 171/81795BoyCharles MattersADM 171/811.3.1801 - 3.1803Able SeamanSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

1 Marine


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

Service History


DateEventSource
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
20.12.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
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
9.3.1798

Paid off at Chatham

BWAS-1714
5.1798Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
7.1798Completed refitting at Chatham at a cost of £18,239BWAS-1714
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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