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 - 25.11.1741Captain William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/15/370BWAS-171426.11.1741 - 13.1.1741/42Captain Thomas 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 - 19.2.1744/45Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/16/323BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 31.3.1747Captain William Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/16/445BWAS-17141.4.1747 - 13.4.1747Captain Temple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/17/214ADM 6/1713.4.1747 - 21.6.1748Captain Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/17/218BWAS-171428.1.1755 - 19.5.1756Captain John Storr (c.1709-1783) ADM 6/18/125BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 1.6.1756Captain John Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/18/267ODNB15.6.1756 - 30.6.1756Captain Robert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/18/279ADM 6/1830.6.1756 - 23.3.1757Captain John Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/18/288BWAS-17141.6.1757 - 14.5.1758Captain Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
14.5.1758 - 13.6.1758Captain Joseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/18/552
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 26.10.1758
ADM 6/18
13.6.1758 - 27.12.1760Captain Clark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/533
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 25.8.1758
28.1.1762 - 1.11.1762Captain Thomas Warwick (c.1721-1775) ADM 6/19/383BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 10.11.1762Captain Charles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/19/447ADM 6/19

7 Flag Officers

4.1741 - 1742Admiral of the Blue Philip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-171419.6.1744 - 1745Vice-Admiral William Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 107/2/251BWAS-17148.1744 - 27.11.1744Vice-AdmiralSir Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744)† ADM 107/1/204BWAS-17146.1.1755 - 10.1755Vice-Admiral of the White Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)BWAS-17141.1757 - 5.1757Admiral Thomas Smith (c.1707-1762)BWAS-17145.1757 - 1759Rear-Admiral of the Blue Charles Saunders (1713-1775)BWAS-17141760CommodoreSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-1714

33 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1740/41 - 24.5.1742Third Lieutenant John Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/16/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 2.4.1742Fourth Lieutenant Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/16/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 4.10.1741Fifth Lieutenant John 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 Arms Edward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/466ADM 6/153.4.1742 - 19.4.1742Fifth Lieutenant Edward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/163.4.1742 - 23.5.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/1624.5.1742 - 22.7.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Elliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/57ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 19.3.1743/44First Lieutenant Edmund Toll (1705-1767) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 7.2.1742/43Second Lieutenant John Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 24.6.1743Fourth Lieutenant Edward Rich (d.1753) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1625.5.1742 - 29.6.1742Fifth Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/16/58ADM 6/1623.7.1742 - 18.7.1743Fifth Lieutenant Elliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/78ADM 6/1619.7.1743 - 9.10.1743Fourth Lieutenant Elliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/198ADM 6/1612.4.1744 - 20.6.1744Fourth Lieutenant Wittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/16/290ADM 6/1621.6.1744 - 21.2.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Spence ADM 6/16/326ADM 6/167.12.1744 - 31.1.1744/45Third Lieutenant Robert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/399ADM 6/165.2.1744/45 - 19.2.1744/45First Lieutenant Edmund Townley (c.1714-1759) ADM 6/16/436ADM 6/165.2.1744/45 - 19.3.1744/45Second Lieutenant George Carpenter (c.1721-1746) ADM 6/16/436ADM 6/1620.3.1744/45 - 26.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant William Hackman (c.1724-1754) ADM 6/16/457ADM 6/1629.3.1745 - 22.5.1745Fifth Lieutenant John Hallam (c.1721-1794) ADM 6/16/460ADM 6/1629.3.1745 - 22.5.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Priestwood ADM 6/16/460ADM 6/1623.5.1745 - 21.3.1745/46Fifth Lieutenant Richard Priestwood ADM 6/16/481ADM 6/1622.3.1745/46 - 5.10.1747Fourth Lieutenant Richard Priestwood ADM 6/17/77ADM 6/1722.3.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Fifth Lieutenant Morgan Jones (c.1724-1780) ADM 6/17/77ADM 6/1714.4.1746 - 6.4.1747Fifth Lieutenant Christopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 6/17/88ADM 6/1721.5.1746 - 5.10.1747Third Lieutenant Isaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 6/17/107ADM 6/1827.5.1747 - 5.10.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Walsh (c.1723-1798) ADM 6/17/229ADM 6/195.10.1747 - 9.4.1748Second Lieutenant Isaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 6/17/272ADM 6/175.10.1747 - 9.4.1748Third Lieutenant Richard Priestwood ADM 6/17/272ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 21.6.1748First Lieutenant Isaac Marsh (d.1750) ADM 3/17/344ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 21.6.1748Second Lieutenant Richard Priestwood ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/179.4.1748 - 21.6.1748Third Lieutenant James Stevens ADM 3/17/343ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers

1742 - 6.9.1742Boatswain Anthony Bloss ADM 6/16/95ADM 6/161748 - 21.6.1748Surgeon David Hunter ADM 6/17/381ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

31.8.1745 - 16.5.1746Master's Mate William Norman (c.1720-?) ADM 107/4/56ADM 107/422.2.1755 - 7.1.1756Master's Mate William 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


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