Saint George

Nominal Guns120B065
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1827B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardDevonport Dockyard - Plymouth B065
Ship ClassCaledonia Class (Broadened)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Sold for Break Up11.1883W025


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Length of Gundeck205' 5 ½"Imperial Feet62.4967 
Length of Keel170' 5"Imperial Feet51.8178 
Breadth54' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet16.4656 
Breadth (oa)55' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet16.7704 
Depth in Hold23' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Draught Forward13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Draught Aft18' 1"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen2,719 1694Tons BM 


1840Broadside Weight = 1928 Imperial Pound ( 874.348 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

1840Broadside Weight = 1958 Imperial Pound ( 887.953 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Middle Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
27.8.1840900Design ComplementBWAS-1817

8 Commanding Officers

31.8.1850 - 23.3.1853CaptainJoseph Nias (1793-1879)W02530.5.1853 - 16.2.1854CaptainJohn Kingcome (d.1871)W02516.2.1854 - 5.4.1856CaptainSir Harry EyresW0256.6.1860 - 9.2.1864CaptainFrancis Egerton (1824-1895)W02510.2.1864 - 4.5.1864CaptainJohn Grenfell (1806-1884)W02510.2.1864 - 5.5.1864CaptainSir Sidney Grenfell (1806-1884)W0255.5.1864 - 1.5.1867CaptainSir Edward Bridges Rice (1819-1902)W0251.5.1867 - 30.6.1869CaptainMathew Stainton Nolloth (1810-1882)W025

Service History

1840Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £79112.0.0dB181

Commissioned as guardship of ordinary at Devonport

5.4.1856Paid offW025
19.3.1859Undocked as screw ship at Devonport DockyardW025
5.1861To North America and the West IndiesW025
5.1862In the Channel squadronW025
11.1862To the MediterraneanW025
2.1864Coast guard in FalmouthW025
5.1865Coast guard in PortlandW025
5.1869Cruise of the reserve fleetW025
11.1883Sold to Castle for breaking up at CharltonW025


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
BWAS-1817British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817 - 1863Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook

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