Saint Albans

Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.4.1717BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.1.1717/18BWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later GroupBWAS-1714
Constructor John Phillips (d.1720)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild9.1734BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
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 


6.3.1717/18Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

29.1.1717/18 - 17.1.1719/20Captain William Ellford (d.1723) ADM 6/12/113BWAS-171418.1.1719/20 - 31.10.1721Captain Francis Percy (c.1676-1740/41) ADM 6/12/190BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

29.1.1717/18 - 7.12.1718First Lieutenant Edmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/113ADM 6/1229.1.1717/18 - 10.1.1719/20Second Lieutenant John Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/12/113ADM 6/1229.1.1717/18 - 16.3.1717/18Third Lieutenant John Vincent ADM 6/12/113ADM 6/138.12.1718 - 6.11.1721First Lieutenant John Lunn (c.1681-1727) ADM 6/12/146ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 14.2.1719/20Second Lieutenant Robert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1215.2.1719/20 - 3.10.1721Second LieutenantLord Robert MacCarthy (Viscount Muskerry) (1685-1769) ADM 6/12/195ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 15.6.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Tucker (d.1766) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1216.6.1721 - 28.6.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Harcourt Masters ADM 6/13/13ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

11.12.1718 - c.31.1721Midshipman Extra Kinan Fitzpatrick ADM 6/12/147ADM 6/12

Service History

3.1717/18Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
6.3.1717/18Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
26.4.1718Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7764.14.1dBWAS-1714
26.4.1718Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1262.7.10dBWAS-1714
7.1720Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1722In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.6.1722Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
9.1734Break up completed at PortmsouthBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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