Saint Albans

St. Albans
Nominal Guns54
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
ConstructorRichard Burchett
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild4.1717


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 8"Imperial Feet39.6308 
Length of Keel109' 7"Imperial Feet33.243 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen687 894Tons BM 


27.8.1706Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

27.8.1706 - 25.4.1708CaptainJohn Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/9/9BWAS-160326.4.1708 - 9.12.1712CaptainThomas Lawrence (d.1747) ADM 6/9/158BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

27.8.1706 - 5.1.1712/13First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/9/9ADM 6/927.8.1706 - 17.10.1706Second LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/9/9ADM 6/918.10.1706 - 26.9.1712Second LieutenantRichard Alford ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/927.9.1712 - 5.1.1712/13Second LieutenantThomas Gadsen (d.c.1742) ADM 6/11/225ADM 6/11

1 Crewman

16.4.1711 - 9.12.1712Ordinary SeamanFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/3

Service History

1707Sailed to Smyrna with a convoy
9.1708In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
10.2.1709/10Took the Privateer L'Heureux
1711Sailed to Russia with a convoyBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to the CapeBWAS-1603
4.1717Docked at Plymouth to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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