Saint Florentine

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship of the line 'Le Comte de Saint-Florentine' (1758) (60)
First Commissioned11.9.1759BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater5.1771BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 9 ½"Imperial Feet44.8183 
Length of Keel120' 6 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Breadth41' 7"Imperial Feet12.6746 
Depth in Hold17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,108 7094Tons BM 


9.1759Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1759420 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

11.9.1759 - 15.12.1760CaptainChristopher Hill (c.1716-1778) ADM 6/19/94BWAS-171415.12.1760 - 25.6.1762CaptainSir William Trelawny (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/19/220BWAS-171425.6.1762 - 3.3.1763CaptainJohn Stanton (c.1713-1796) ADM 6/19/420BWAS-1714

Service History

29.5.1759Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
22.6.1759Purchased at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £7061.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1759Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1759Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12278.15.6dBWAS-1714
1761Off BrestBWAS-1714
1762At the Basque RoadsBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1771fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.5.1771Transported to Sheerness and sunk thereBWAS-1714


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