Saint Albans

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1.1771
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSaint Albans Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1814BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet48.4823 
Length of Keel130' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth44' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,380 2394Tons BM 


27.9.1764Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1807Broadside Weight = 792 Imperial Pound ( 359.172 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1761500Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

11.1.1771 - 5.1771CaptainCharles Douglas (1726/27-1789) ADM 6/20/335BWAS-171431.10.1776 - 21.2.1780CaptainRichard Onslow (1741-1817) ADM 6/21/225BWAS-171428.8.1780 - 7.10.1780CaptainCharles Wolseley (1741-1808) ADM 6/22/264BWAS-171411.10.1780 - 7.1783CaptainCharles Inglis (1731-1791) ADM 6/22/181BWAS-17148.1795 - 1796CaptainThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-17141796 - 8.1797CaptainWilliam LechmereBWAS-17148.1797 - 12.1799CaptainFrancis PenderBWAS-171412.1799 - 10.1801CaptainJohn Oakes HardyBWAS-171410.1801 - 1802CommanderFrederick ThesigerBWAS-17149.1803 - 1806CaptainJohn Temple (d.1808)BWAS-171423.3.1807 - 22.9.1810CaptainFrancis William Austen (1774-1865)NBD184910.1810 - 1811CaptainEdward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17141811 - 1.1812CaptainCharles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-17141.1812 - 11.1812CaptainJohn Ferris Devonshire (d.1839)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1796 - 1797Vice-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Vandeput (d.1800)BWAS-17146.1805Admiral of the BlueLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

3.1.1783 - 1783LieutenantRichard BrothersADM66.1790 - 5.1795LieutenantGeorge BarkerNBD18491805LieutenantThomas James Dobson (1771-?)10.1807 - 11.1.1808Acting LieutenantFrancis Beaumont (1787-?)NBD184911.1.1808 - 16.4.1812LieutenantFrancis Beaumont (1787-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

11.7.1795 - 29.3.1796MasterDavid SmithADM29-1

6 Petty Officers

7.2.1793 - 5.1795MidshipmanHenry BaughNBD184919.2.1796 - 22.4.1797MidshipmanAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO12.1799 - 6.10.1801MidshipmanJohn CampbellNBD184922.12.1808 - 7.1812MidshipmanEdward Canes (d.1848)NBD18499.1810 - 9.1811Master's MateFrancis BraceNBD18491812Master's MateMathew BlackNBD1849

Service History

12.9.1764Completed at a cost of £21440.0.4dBWAS-1714
12.9.1764Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.9.1764Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3459.0.3dBWAS-1714
1.1771Commissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1771Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1771Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8933.14.6dBWAS-1714
10.1772Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1772Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.6.1773Present at the Spithead reviewBWAS-1714
8.1776Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1776Recommissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
2.1777Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7477.1.0dBWAS-1714
12.4.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
22.7.1778At Sandy HookBWAS-1714
4.11.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.1779Sailed home as a convoy escortBWAS-1714
2.1780Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1780Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1780Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £17583.16.8dBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Sailed to the Relief of Gibraltar, then to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to New YorkBWAS-1714
11.1782Returned to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.2.1783Action of 15th February 1783
15.2.1783Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Concorde (32) off St Kitts
7.1783Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
10.1790Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £32201.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1795Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1795Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8184.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.4.1796Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
2.1797At LisbonBWAS-1714
28.2.1797Took the Privateer El Atrebedo
17.3.1799Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
12.1799On the Halifax stationBWAS-1714
7.1802In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
9.1803Refitted as a Unrated Floating Battery
9.1803fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5471.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1806Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
12.1806Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
5.1807Completed fittingBWAS-1714
8.4.1809Sailed for the East Indies and ChinaBWAS-1714
10.1810Off CadizBWAS-1714
11.1812Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1814Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


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(6) Petty Officers - Pascoe Dunn (1786 Mevagissey - 1826) was rated Midshipman Oct 1797 under Capt. Pender, and discharged May 1802. Source: ADM 9/5/1401 Survey returns of Officers Services, Pascoe dunn, Commander (1817).

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