Saint George -> 1650 George -> 1660 Saint George

Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorWilliam Burrell (c.1570-1630)B028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeGreat Ship
Broken Up20.10.1697B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth37' 0"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen895Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 5"Imperial Feet10.994 
Depth in Hold14' 10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth37' 3"Imperial Feet11.2885 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen594Baker's Rule Tons 
Burthen792Tons and Tonnage 


1622Broadside Weight = 267 Imperial Pound ( 121.0846 kg)B065
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Falcon
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece
Gun Deck2 British Fowler

1631Broadside Weight = 280.5 Imperial Pound ( 127.2068 kg)TRINITY
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Cannon-Perrier
Gun Deck18 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British Minions
Gun Deck2 British Fowler
Gun Deck2 British Portpiece

1652Broadside Weight = 506 Imperial Pound ( 229.4711 kg)B065
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck16 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 617 Imperial Pound ( 279.8095 kg)B065
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck20 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin

1666Broadside Weight = 564 Imperial Pound ( 255.7745 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck14 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 505.5 Imperial Pound ( 229.2447 kg)B065
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck18 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.7276 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck24 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

29 Commanding Officers

1623CaptainFrancis StewartBWAS-16031625CaptainJohn GilbertBWAS-16031628Rear-AdmiralJohn WeddellBWAS-16031635CaptainJames MontaguBWAS-16031637CaptainDavid MurrayBWAS-16031640Vice-AdmiralJohn Mennes (d.1671)BWAS-16031642CaptainRichard OwenBWAS-16031642CaptainWilliam Batten (c.1600-1667)BWAS-16031642 - 1644CaptainRichard OwenBWAS-16031648CaptainRobert Rich (1587-1658)W0141648 - 1649CaptainRobert Moulton (d.1652)BWAS-16031649General at SeaEdward Popham (1610-1651)BWAS-16037.8.1649 - 1649CaptainRobert DennisSPD-16491650 - 1651CaptainSir Charles ThorowgoodW0141653CaptainPeter StrongW0141653 - 1654Admiral of the BlueJohn Lawson (1610-1665)BWAS-16038.1653 - 1653CaptainWilliam Goodson (1610-1680)BWAS-16031654 - 9.1654CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)W0149.1654 - 1657CaptainJohn StokesW01425.5.1661 - 13.11.1661CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-160329.11.1664 - 25.6.1665CaptainJoseph Jordan (1603-1685)BWAS-160329.8.1665 - 17.9.1665CaptainWilliam PooleB05118.9.1665 - 2.6.1666CaptainJohn Coppin (d.1666)B0519.6.1666 - 7.12.1666CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)TRN218.4.1672 - 29.4.1672CaptainWilloughby Hannam (d.1672)B05129.4.1672 - 28.5.1672CaptainGeoffrey Pearce (d.1672)BWAS-160313.6.1672 - 9.10.1672CaptainWilliam DaviesBWAS-160327.6.1673 - 8.1673CaptainLeonard Harris (d.1680)BWAS-16038.1673 - 1673CaptainThomas DarcyW014

3 Flag Officers

1.3.1649/50 - 1650General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)ref:6001654 - 7.8.1657General at SeaRobert Blake (1598-1657)BWAS-160311.8.1672 - 1672Admiral of the BlueSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

7.8.1649 - 1649LieutenantWilliam Tatnell (d.1653)SPD-16491661 - 1662LieutenantHumphrey ConningsbyB0511664 - 1665LieutenantStephen Pyend (d.1674)W0141672 - 1673First LieutenantBenjamin CarterettW014

3 Warrant Officers

1633PurserAugustine Boate (d.1643)ref:107021.1.1633/34 - 1634PurserPeter Rayref:107020.7.1649 - 1650MasterJohn GilsonSPD-1649

Service History

1622Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10307.0.0dBWAS-1603
1623Voyage to SpainBWAS-1603
1625Sailed for CadizBWAS-1603
1625Attack on Cadiz
1628Sailed to La RochelleBWAS-1603
1635In the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.1649To the Channel IslandsBWAS-1603
16.12.1649Damaged by explosion in Stokes BayBWAS-1603
1650Renamed GeorgeBWAS-1603

Sailed from Portsmouth


Arrived at Cascais Bay, off the Tagus River in Portugal.

14.9.1650Capture of the Brazil FleetBWAS-1603
3.1651/52Refitted as a 52 gun Second Rate
1653At Chatham for the winterBWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
12.1653Refitted as a 64 gun Second Rate
1654Service as Robert Blake's Flagship in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1660Refitted as a 56 gun Second Rate
5.1660Renamed Saint GeorgeBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 66 gun Second Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1685Refitted as a 68 gun Second Rate
10.1687Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
20.10.1697Sunk as Blockship at Sheerness

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16421642Summer Guard of 1642Sir John Pennington (d.1646)
1650/02/141652Fleet sent to LisbonRobert Blake (1598-1657)
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
TRINITYTrinity House of Deptford Transactions, 1609-35G. G. Harris (editor)Book
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
SPD-1649Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1649-50Mary Anne Everett Green (editor)Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:600NRS Vol 076 - Letters and Papers of Robert Blake Digital Book
ref:1070Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1633-4 Book

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