HMS St Albans (1706)

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Name: HMS St Albans
Builder: Burchett, Rotherhithe
Launched: 10 December 1706
Fate: Wrecked, 1744
General characteristics as built[1]
Class & type: 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 687 bm
Length: 130 ft 8 in (39.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 34 ft 4 in (10.5 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft 7 12 in (4.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 50 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1718 rebuild[2]
Class & type: 1706 Establishment 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Length: 130 ft (39.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

50 guns:

  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs
General characteristics after 1737 rebuild[3]
Class & type: 1733 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 853 bm
Length: 134 ft (40.8 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

50 guns:

  • Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS St Albans was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe and launched on 10 December 1706.[1]

St Albans underwent her first rebuild at Plymouth Dockyard, where she was reconstructed to the dimensions laid out in the 1706 Establishment, and relaunched on 6 March 1718.[2] On 10 September 1734 orders were issued for her to be taken to pieces and rebuilt for a second time at Plymouth, though on this occasion according to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment. She was relaunched on 30 August 1737.[3]

St Albans was wrecked in 1744.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p166.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  3. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.