Saint John

Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Keel48' 8"Imperial Feet14.6558 
Breadth18' 8"Imperial Feet5.5118 
Depth in Hold8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Burthenc90Tons BM 


5.1764Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.4423 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.176430 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders

5.6.1764 - 11.9.1768Lieutenant Thomas Hill (d.1789)BWAS-171411.9.1768 - 30.6.1773Lieutenant Richard Murray (c.1734-1789)BWAS-17141.7.1773 - 15.2.1777Lieutenant William Grant (c.1728-1790)BWAS-1714

Service History

5.1764Commissioned for service in the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
1769At BostonBWAS-1714
12.1771Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1772Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £919.2.7dBWAS-1714
15.2.1777Condemned at St AugustineBWAS-1714
15.2.1777Paid offADM 51


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775 Samuel Graves (1713-1787) 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 09:22

Follow the link. Or for more complete service history, including his pre-commission service, buy a copy of 'Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War'

Posted by Anita Grant Steele on Tuesday 25th of August 2020 22:10

I am looking for any information re: William Grant who commanded the St. John c1777. Thank you!

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