Saint George

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.2.1738/39BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1.1740/41
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1774BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 9"Imperial Feet49.9908 
Length of Keel133' 7 ⅞"Imperial Feet40.5606 
Breadth48' 3"Imperial Feet14.6399 
Depth in Hold19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Burthen1,655 994Tons BM 


1741Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

14 Commanding Officers

12.1.1740/41 - 25.11.1741CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/15/370BWAS-171426.11.1741 - 13.1.1741/42CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/16/484ADM 6/1528.10.1743 - 15.6.1744CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/16/233BWAS-171416.6.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/16/323BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 31.3.1747CaptainWilliam Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/16/445BWAS-17141.4.1747 - 13.4.1747CaptainTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/17/214ADM 6/1713.4.1747 - 25.11.1748CaptainMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/17/218BWAS-17141.1755 - 5.1756CaptainJohn Storr (d.1783)BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 1.6.1756CaptainJohn Brett (d.1785)ODNB6.1756 - 5.1757CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759)BWAS-17145.1757 - 1759CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)BWAS-17141759 - 1760CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787)BWAS-17141760CaptainJames Norman (d.1806)BWAS-17141.1761 - 1762CaptainThomas Warwick (d.1775)BWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers

4.1741 - 1742Admiral of the BluePhilip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-17141744Vice-AdmiralSir Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744)BWAS-17141744 - 1745Vice-AdmiralWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756)BWAS-17146.1.1755 - 10.1755Vice-Admiral of the White Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)BWAS-17141.1757 - 5.1757AdmiralThomas Smith (d.1762)BWAS-17145.1757 - 1759Rear-Admiral of the BlueCharles Saunders (1713-1775)BWAS-17141760CommodoreSir Piercy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-1714

34 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1740/41 - 24.5.1742Third LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/16/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 2.4.1742Fourth LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/16/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 4.10.1741Fifth LieutenantJohn Phillipson (d.1745) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 9.10.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. Richard Barry (c.1720-1787) ADM 6/15/385ADM 6/1510.10.1741 - 2.4.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/466ADM 6/153.4.1742 - 19.4.1742Fifth LieutenantEdward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/163.4.1742 - 23.5.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/1624.5.1742 - 22.7.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsElliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/57ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 19.3.1743/44First LieutenantEdmund Toll (d.1767) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 7.2.1742/43Second LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 24.6.1743Fourth LieutenantEdward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 29.6.1742Fifth LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1623.7.1742 - 18.7.1743Fifth LieutenantElliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/78ADM 6/1619.7.1743 - 9.10.1743Fourth LieutenantElliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/198ADM 6/1612.4.1744 - 20.6.1744Fourth LieutenantWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/16/290ADM 6/1621.6.1744 - 21.2.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Spence ADM 6/16/326ADM 6/167.12.1744 - 31.1.1744/45Third LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/399ADM 6/165.2.1744/45 - 19.2.1744/45First LieutenantEdmund Townley (d.1759) ADM 6/16/436ADM 6/165.2.1744/45 - 19.3.1744/45Second LieutenantGeorge Carpenter (d.1746) ADM 6/16/436ADM 6/1620.3.1744/45 - 26.1.1745/46Second LieutenantWilliam Hackman (d.1754) ADM 6/16/457ADM 6/1629.3.1745 - 22.5.1745Fifth LieutenantJohn Hallam (d.1794) ADM 6/16/460ADM 6/1629.3.1745 - 22.5.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Priestwood ADM 6/16/460ADM 6/1623.5.1745 - 21.3.1745/46Fifth LieutenantRichard Priestwood ADM 6/16/481ADM 6/1622.3.1745/46 - 5.10.1747Fourth LieutenantRichard Priestwood ADM 6/17/77ADM 6/1722.3.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Fifth LieutenantMorgan Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/17/77ADM 6/1714.4.1746 - 6.4.1747Fifth LieutenantChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 6/17/88ADM 6/1721.5.1746 - 5.10.1747Third LieutenantIsaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 6/17/107ADM 6/1827.5.1747 - 5.10.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Walsh (d.1798) ADM 6/17/229ADM 6/195.10.1747 - 9.4.1748Second LieutenantIsaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 6/17/272ADM 6/175.10.1747 - 9.4.1748Third LieutenantRichard Priestwood ADM 6/17/272ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 1748First LieutenantIsaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 3/17/344ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 1748Second LieutenantRichard Priestwood ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 30.9.1748Third LieutenantJames Stevens ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/1728.1.1755 - 1755LieutenantWilliam Hotham (1736-1813)ODNB

2 Warrant Officers

1742 - 6.9.1742BoatswainAnthony Bloss ADM 6/16/95ADM 6/161748SurgeonDavid Hunter ADM 6/17/381ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1755 - 1756Master's MateWilliam Locker (1731-1800)ODNB

Service History

11.4.1741Completed at a cost ot build of £33,899.1.2d plus £6,493.19.2d for fitting
5.1741With Norris' fleetBWAS-1714
4.1744Convoy escort to LisbonBWAS-1714
6.1748Paid offBWAS-1714
28.1.1748/49Surveyed, but no repair reportedBWAS-1714
6.1751Started middling repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1753Completed repair at a cost of £23,198.0.7dBWAS-1714
27.1.1755Ordered to be "Fitted for the reception of a flag officer" by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
13.10.1755Navy board order for the quarter-deck to be carried forward by six feetBWAS-1714
17.5.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At Martinique and then GuadalopeBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
1760With Boscawen's fleet in the Spring and SummerBWAS-1714
1.1761Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
1762Refitted in the Spring to lie in the DownsBWAS-1714
9.1774Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18 ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19 ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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