Saint David

Nominal Guns50
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardLydney - Gloucestershire
ConstructorJ Batt
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth34' 9"Imperial Feet10.4204 
Depth in Hold14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Burthen685Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen637 1794Tons BM 


1677Broadside Weight = 398 Imperial Pound ( 180.4932 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 403.5 Imperial Pound ( 182.9875 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck8 British Saker Cutts
Quarterdeck2 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1666220 BWAS-1603

9 Commanding Officers

30.3.1667 - 21.12.1667CaptainRichard RoothBWAS-16031668 - 1669CaptainJohn Waterworth (d.1672)B05130.4.1669 - 4.6.1671CaptainRalph Saunderson (d.1699)BWAS-160326.2.1671/72 - 25.7.1674CaptainWilliam PooleBWAS-16034.4.1677 - 31.5.1680CaptainSir Richard Munden (1640-1680)B05114.4.1683 - 1.11.1684CaptainGeorge Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB8.1688 - 12.1688CaptainWilliam Botham (d.1690)BWAS-160312.1688 - 5.1689CaptainThomas LaytonBWAS-16035.1689 - 1690CaptainHenry GraydonBWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

30.4.1669 - 1671Rear-AdmiralSir John Harman (d.1673)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

1669 - 1671Second LieutenantRobert Stout (d.1675)B0511672Second LieutenantRobert SumpterB05130.11.1677 - 1680LieutenantJohn Munden (d.1718/19)ref:105927.8.1688 - 12.1688LieutenantJohn Jennings (1664-1743)B051

1 Crewman

29.8.1692 - 29.3.1693Captain's ServantRichard Ryder (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/95ADM 107/1

Service History

4.1669Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
26.2.1671/72In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1673Sailed home in the AutumnBWAS-1603
1674Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1677Refitted as a 54 gunner
1683In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1684Sailed with the Turkey convoyBWAS-1603
11.11.1690Foundered at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
8.1691Raised and used as a hulkBWAS-1603
8.1691Refitted as a Hulk
20.8.1713Sold at Woolwich for £200BWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 11th of June 2014 04:31

The London Gazette
Publication date:3 April 1671
This day happily arrived at the Downs, Sir John Harmon in the S. David, with some others of his Majesty's frigates, and part of the fleet of merchantmen he had under his convoy from the Streights, the rest not being as yet come up but are hourly expected.

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