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Saint Albans

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Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.8.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1745BWAS-1714
Named19.12.1747BWAS-1714
Launched23.12.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.12.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas WestBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1757-1758
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold14.3.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1747 - 20.12.1748Captain
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
ADM 6/17/303
BWAS-1714
22.12.1748 - 26.8.1752Captain
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
: on board from 3.1.1748/49 ADM 6/17/426
BWAS-1714
26.8.1752 - 11.2.1754Captain
Samuel FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
ADM 6/18/43
BWAS-1714
18.9.1755 - 5.11.1756Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1765
Transfered ADM 6/18/195
BWAS-1714
5.11.1756 - 10.3.1757Captain
Matthew WhitwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/18/319
ADM 6/18
10.3.1757 - 1.3.1758Captain
James WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1759
Transfered ADM 3/18/368
BWAS-1714
3.3.1758 - 6.11.1758Captain
James BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1760
Transfered ADM 6/18/536
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 6.9.1758
BWAS-1714
6.11.1758 - 31.5.1760Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
ADM 6/19/159
Issued by
Thomas BrodrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1759
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 19.4.1760
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1747 - 30.9.1748Second Lieutenant
James BrydgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1752
ADM 6/17/303
ADM 6/17
30.9.1748 - 1.12.1748First Lieutenant
James BrydgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1752
Transfered ADM 6/17/387
ADM 6/17
5.8.1752 - 11.2.1754Second Lieutenant
Thomas RoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1755
ADM 6/18/42
ADM 6/18
19.9.1755 - 6.4.1756First Lieutenant
William HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1766
ADM 6/18/195
ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
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
20.12.1748

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
11.2.1754

Paid off

BWAS-1714
14.5.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.12.1756Took the Privateer
La Rouille 1756-1756
French Privateer

29.12.1756Took the Privateer
Le Prince de Conti 1756-1756
French Privateer

21.4.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1758Took the Flûte
La Loire (50) 1720-1758
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Flûte
in the Mediterranean

18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
31.5.1760Paid offADM 51
6.8.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.2.1765Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.3.1765Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714

 

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