Saint Albans

Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned22.10.1688B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
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 Commanding Officers

22.10.1688 - 1689CaptainJohn Laton (d.1690/91)BWAS-16031690 - 6.1692CaptainRichard Fitzpatrick (d.1727)BWAS-16036.1692 - 8.12.1693CaptainThomas Gillam (d.1693)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1.6.1692Vice-AdmiralSir Ralph Delavall (c.1641-1706/7)EWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1692 - 1693Second LieutenantChristopher Coulsea (d.1698)B051

4 Petty Officers

2.3.1690/91 - 15.10.1692Volunteer-per-orderJames Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/65ADM 107/130.10.1692 - 6.1.1692/93Master's MateRobert Hobbs ADM 107/1/23ADM 107/118.12.1692 - 12.1.1692/93MidshipmanWilliam Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/76ADM 107/131.8.1693 - 16.2.1693/94MidshipmanRoger Chapman (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/62ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

10.12.1688 - 13.2.1688/89Able SeamanJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 107/1/52ADM 107/16.8.1690 - 17.12.1692VolunteerWilliam Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/76ADM 107/1

Service History

10.1688In Dartmouth's fleetBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
18.7.1690Took the Frigate La Conception (32) off Rame Head losing losing 4 killed and 7 woundedBWAS-1603
29.8.1691Took the Ship Le Juste Royale (18) BWAS-1603
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


Previous comments on this page

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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