St Albans-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: St Albans
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Essex-class
Succeeded by: Exeter-class
In service: 12 September 1764 – 1814
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 159 ft (48.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 131 ft 7¾ in (40.1 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.5 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 64 guns:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: St Albans, Augusta, Director

The St Albans-class ships of the line were a class of three 64-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

Design[edit]

Slade based the St Albans draught on that of his earlier 74-gun Bellona-class.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard, London
Ordered: 13 January 1761
Launched: 12 September 1764
Fate: Broken up, 1814
Builder: Wells and Stanton, Rotherhithe
Ordered: 13 January 1761
Launched: 24 October 1763
Fate: Burned, 1777
Builder: Clevely, Gravesend
Ordered: 2 August 1780
Launched: 9 March 1784
Fate: Broken up, 1801

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.