Saturn

6466
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1782BWAS-1714
Launched22.11.1786BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Razeed4.1813BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Saturn' (1813) (58)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 2"Imperial Feet51.2071 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,616 6894Tons BM 

Armament


22.11.1786Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.8.1774550Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1790 - 5.1.1791CaptainRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-17145.1.1791 - 6.9.1791CaptainRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805) ADM 6/24/100ADM 6/2421.10.1793 - 10.6.1794CaptainThomas Newnham (d.1795): on board from 25.10.1793 ADM 6/24/276BWAS-17148.1794 - bef.6.1795CaptainWilliam LechmereBWAS-17141795 - 1797CaptainJames Douglas (1755-1839)BWAS-17148.1797 - 10.1797CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-171410.1797 - 10.1798CaptainJacob Waller (d.1798)BWAS-171411.1798 - 1800CaptainThomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-17141.1801 - 2.1801CaptainCharles BoylesBWAS-17142.1801 - 8.1801CaptainRobert Stuart Lambert (1771-1836)BWAS-17148.1801 - 2.1802CaptainJames Brisbane (1774-1826)BWAS-17147.1805 - 1808CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)BWAS-17141808 - 5.1809CaptainThomas BoysBWAS-17145.1809 - 1810CaptainWilliam CumberlandBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1794 - 5.1795Vice-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/25/79BWAS-17141795 - 1797Admiral of the BlueSir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796)BWAS-17148.1801 - 2.6.1802Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1794 - 7.12.1794LieutenantThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:616

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.11.1801 - 20.7.1802MasterThomas HoskinsADM29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.1.1798 - 22.1.1798MidshipmanThomas Coleman (1769-1815)NAO23.1.1798 - 19.8.1800Master's MateThomas Coleman (1769-1815)NAO5.1801 - 11.1802MidshipmanEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD184910.1806 - 1807MidshipmanEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
18.12.1786Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1787Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.2.1787Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £29422.12.10dBWAS-1714
5.2.1787Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10126.12.6dBWAS-1714
1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4935.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
2.1797Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12475.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1798Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1799Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9158.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
11.5.1799

A lurking, lingering kind of fever has broke out in the Saturn, 74guns, CaptainTotty, fittting for sea in Cawsand Bay. The first lieutenant, boatswain, and 140 seamen and marines, are now in the Royal Hospital for cure.

TNC
2.1801In the BalticBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
1.1802Sailed to the Leeward Islands, paid off later in the yearBWAS-1714
5.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1805Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9135.0.0dBWAS-1714
1808Blockade of LorientBWAS-1714
1810In the BalticBWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1813Refitted as a 58 gun Fourth Rate Frigate


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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