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Saint Albans

Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned22.10.1688B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Fisher HardingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1701
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck128' 4"Imperial Feet39.018 
Length of Keel107' 3"Imperial Feet32.6245 
Breadth32' 10"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen615Tons BM 


10.1688Broadside Weight = 390 Imperial Pound ( 176.865 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 British Demi-Culverin

3 Ship Commanders

22.10.1688 - 1689Captain
John LatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1691
1690 - 6.1692Captain
Richard FitzpatrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1703
c.6.1692 - 8.12.1693Captain
Thomas GillamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1690
† Discharged Dead

1 Flag Officer

Sir Ralph DelavallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1698

2 Commissioned Officers

1692 - 8.12.1693Second Lieutenant
Christopher CoulseaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1698
1693 - 8.12.1693First Lieutenant
Edward OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
ADM 106/444/100
ADM 106

4 Petty Officers

2.3.1690/91 - 15.10.1692Volunteer-per-order
James WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1704
Transfered ADM 107/1/65
ADM 107/1
30.10.1692 - 6.1.1692/93Master's Mate
Robert HobbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1702
ADM 107/1/23
ADM 107/1
18.12.1692 - 12.1.1692/93Midshipman
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1702
Transfered ADM 107/1/76
ADM 107/1
31.8.1693 - 16.2.1693/94Midshipman
Roger ChapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1694
ADM 107/1/62
ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

10.12.1688 - 13.2.1688/89Able Seaman
Joseph WinderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1720
Transfered ADM 107/1/52
ADM 107/1
6.8.1690 - 17.12.1692Volunteer
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1702
ADM 107/1/76
ADM 107/1

Service History

10.1688In Dartmouth's fleetBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
18.7.1690Took the Frigate
La Conception (36) 1688-1690
French 36 Gun
Privateer Frigate
off Rame Head losing losing 4 killed and 7 wounded
29.8.1691Took the Ship
Le Juste Royale (18) 1691-1691
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
6.1692Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg
10.1692Sailed homeBWAS-1603
1693Off the Irish coastBWAS-1603
8.12.1693Wrecked at KinsaleBWAS-1603

Account of a Court Martial held on the Albemarle at Blackstakes before Sir George Rooke, Admiral of the Blue and 12 named Captains. Enquiry into the loss of the St Albans, Captain Thomas Gillam Commander, which was driven ashore in foul weather while attempting to make for harbor, while guided by the Sheerness frigate, the court finds that neither 1st Lieutenant Edward Owen, nor any of the Officers or crew were wanting in their duties.

ADM 106


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Posted by TopNard on Thursday 29th of September 2016 21:49

1688: 30 x 6-pdrs,4 x 3-pdrs

50-guns: lower deck 20-culverins, 30-sakers elsewhere

Source: British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714

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