Saint Albans

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.12.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck149' 10"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Length of Keel121' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet36.884 
Breadth43' 4"Imperial Feet13.1403 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,207 3294Tons BM 


23.12.1747Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745420Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

29.12.1747 - 20.12.1748Captain John Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/17/303BWAS-171422.12.1748 - 26.8.1752Captain John Byron (1723-1786): on board from 3.1.1748/49 ADM 6/17/426BWAS-171426.8.1752 - 11.2.1754Captain Samuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759) ADM 6/18/43BWAS-171418.9.1755 - 5.11.1756Captain William Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/18/195BWAS-17145.11.1756 - 10.3.1757Captain Matthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/18/319ADM 6/1810.3.1757 - 1.3.1758Captain James Webb (d.1761) ADM 3/18/368BWAS-17143.3.1758 - 6.11.1758Captain James Baker (d.1765) ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
6.11.1758 - 31.5.1760Captain Edward Vernon (1723-1794) ADM 6/19/159
Issued by Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 19.4.1760

4 Commissioned Officers

29.12.1747 - 30.9.1748Second Lieutenant James Brydges ADM 6/17/303ADM 6/1730.9.1748 - 1.12.1748First Lieutenant James Brydges ADM 6/17/387ADM 6/175.8.1752 - 11.2.1754Second Lieutenant Thomas Rodd ADM 6/18/42ADM 6/1819.9.1755 - 6.4.1756First Lieutenant William Harris (c.1723-1766) ADM 6/18/195ADM 6/18

Service History

23.12.1747Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £17865.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.12.1747Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.11.1748Ordered to be reduced to a guard shipBWAS-1714

Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard

ADM 106
40.30.1748Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7328.1.3dBWAS-1714
12.1752Sailed to Anbamaboe in West Africa, then to Jamaica and homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

1.12.1756Took the Privateer La Rouille
29.12.1756Took the Privateer Le Prince de Conti
21.4.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1758Took the Flûte La Loire (50) in the Mediterranean
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
31.5.1760Paid offADM 51
12.2.1765Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.3.1765Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714


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