Saint George

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

16 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 - 21.6.1748CaptainMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/17/218BWAS-171428.1.1755 - 19.5.1756CaptainJohn Storr (c.1709-1783) ADM 6/18/125BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 1.6.1756CaptainJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/18/267ODNB15.6.1756 - 30.6.1756CaptainRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/18/279ADM 6/1830.6.1756 - 23.3.1757CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/18/288BWAS-17141.6.1757 - 14.5.1758CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
14.5.1758 - 13.6.1758CaptainJoseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/18/552
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 26.10.1758
ADM 6/18
13.6.1758 - 27.12.1760CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/533
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 25.8.1758
28.1.1762 - 1.11.1762CaptainThomas Warwick (c.1721-1775) ADM 6/19/383BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 10.11.1762CaptainCharles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/19/447ADM 6/19

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 (c.1707-1762)BWAS-17145.1757 - 1759Rear-Admiral of the BlueCharles Saunders (1713-1775)BWAS-17141760CommodoreSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-1714

33 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.1721-1787) 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 (1705-1767) 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 (c.1714-1759) 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 (c.1721-1794) 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 (c.1724-1780) 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 (c.1723-1798) 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 - 21.6.1748First LieutenantIsaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 3/17/344ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 21.6.1748Second LieutenantRichard Priestwood ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 21.6.1748Third LieutenantJames Stevens ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers

1742 - 6.9.1742BoatswainAnthony Bloss ADM 6/16/95ADM 6/161748 - 21.6.1748SurgeonDavid Hunter ADM 6/17/381ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

22.2.1755 - 7.1.1756Master's MateWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 107/4/345ODNB

Service History


Completed 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

Paid off

ADM 106



Surveyed, but no repair reported

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
27.12.1760Paid offADM 51
2.1761Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship ref:1199

His Majesty's ships Royal Anne, Saint George and Boyne are going to be made prison ships. The lease being out on Portchester Castle the prisoners are to be removed from thence on board the above ships.

1762Refitted in the Spring to lie in the DownsBWAS-1714
10.11.1762Paid offADM 51
9.1774Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ref:1199The General Evening Post 1761 Digital Book

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