HBMS Saint Albans (1747)

Saint Albans, 60 Guns


Nationality British fs_gb.gif
Operated by The Royal Navy
Ordered 1745/08/06 B057
Laid Down 1745/09/00 B057
Named 1747/12/19 B057
Launched 1747/12/23 B057
Shipyard Deptford B057
Design Class 1745 Establishment 60-Gunner (1745)
Designer Jacob Acworth B057
Constructor Thomas West B057
Rate Fourth Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1765/03/14 B057
Fate Sold B057


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 149' 10" Imperial Feet 45.67
Length of Keel 121' 41/8" Imperial Feet 36.99
Breadth 43' 4" Imperial Feet 13.21
Depth in Hold 18' 6" Imperial Feet 5.64
Burthen 1,20732/94 Tons BM
Calculated Burthen 12120/94 Tons BM  


1747/12/23 B057 Broadside Weight = 474
Lower Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1745 420 Design Complement  


Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1747/12 1748/12 Captain John Moore B057
1748/12 1752 Captain John Byron B057
1752 1754/02/11 Captain Samuel Faulkner B057
1755/09 1756/11 Captain Sir William Gordon B057
1756/11 1758 Captain James Webb B057
1758 1758 Captain Edward Vernon B057
1759 1759/09 Captain James Baker B057
1759/09 1760 Captain Edward Vernon B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1747/12/23 Began fitting at Deptford DY B057
1747/12/23 Completed at Deptford at a cost of £17,865.0.0d B057
1748/11/22 Ordered to be reduced to a guard ship B057
1748/12 Recommissioned as a guard ship at Plymouth B057
1748/30/40 Completed fitting at a cost of £7,328.1.3d B057
1752/12 Sailed to Anbamaboe in West Africa, then to Jamaica and home B057
1754/02/11 Paid off B057
1754/05/14 Surveyed B057
1755/09 Recommissioned B057
1756/12/01 Took Rouille  
1756/12/29 Took Le Prince de Conti  
1757/04/21 Sailed for the Mediterranean B057
1758/07 Took Loirein the Mediterranean  
1758/08/19 At Lagos B057
1759/08/18 Present at the Battle of Lagos Bay  
1760/08/06 Surveyed B057
1765/02/12 Ordered to be sold B057
1765/03/14 Sold at Chatham for £650 B057


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1759/08/18 Battle of Lagos Bay


Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield

Last Updated :2010/04/21 at 17:51:51 by Cy