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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 Group (1716)BWAS-1714
John PhillipsBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders

29.1.1717/18 - 17.1.1719/20Captain
William EllfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1722
Transfered ADM 6/12/113
18.1.1719/20 - 31.10.1721Captain
Francis PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
ADM 6/12/190

8 Commissioned Officers

29.1.1717/18 - 7.12.1718First Lieutenant
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
Transfered ADM 6/12/113
ADM 6/12
29.1.1717/18 - 10.1.1719/20Second Lieutenant
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1717
Transfered ADM 6/12/113
ADM 6/12
29.1.1717/18 - 16.3.1717/18Third Lieutenant
John VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1718
Transfered ADM 6/12/113
ADM 6/13
8.12.1718 - 6.11.1721First Lieutenant
John LunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1727
ADM 6/12/146
ADM 6/12
11.1.1719/20 - 14.2.1719/20Second Lieutenant
Robert BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1740
Transfered ADM 6/12/188
ADM 6/12
15.2.1719/20 - 3.10.1721Second Lieutenant
Lord Robert MacCarthy (Viscount Muskerry)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1735
ADM 6/12/195
ADM 6/12
4.4.1720 - 15.6.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1756
ADM 6/12/201
ADM 6/12
16.6.1721 - 28.6.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Harcourt MastersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1741
Transfered ADM 6/13/13
ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

11.12.1718 - c.31.1721Midshipman Extra
Kinan FitzpatrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1721
ADM 6/12/147
ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer

27.8.1720 - 12.5.1722Volunteer-per-order
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
Transfered ADM 107/3/164
ADM 107/3

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 1719
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1740

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