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St George, 1785
Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 90 (28 × 32pdr, 30 × 18pdr, 30 × 12pdr, 2 × 6pdr)
Launched : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 24 Dec 1811
Disposal Details : Wrecked off the coast of Jutland, on passage from Baltic.
BM: 1950 tons
Early Apr 1793, sailed from Spithead, with the vessels detailed at page 90, to form the first division of a Fleet to operate in the Mediterranean.
14 Apr 1793, with a squadron, en route for the Mediterranean, which captured the San-Iago, a large Spanish galleon, under French colours and the French privateer General Dumourier, of 22 long 6-pounders and 196 men, an event which may have had some effect on the resulting war with Spain.
19-23 Sep 1793 Toulon. With floating batteries, bombards Republican batteries ashore, until relieved by the Princess Royal on the 24 Sep.
30 Sep 1793 Genoa. Sailed with the Bedford and Captain.
Early Aug 1794, St.-George, Rear-adm. (b.) Sir Hyde Parker, Captain Thomas Foley, departed Bastia with Lord Hood in the Victory in pursuit of a French squadron, which sought safety of Gourjean bay. Leaving a squadron to blockade the French the Admiral returned to Corsica to continue operations. Due to stormy weather driving the British out to sea the French squadron was able return to Toulon.
9 Mar 1795, the Mediterranean fleet sailed from Leghorn, sighting the French fleet the following day. At daylight on the 13th Adm Hotham sent out the signal for a general chase which ended the following day with the capture of the Ca-Ira and Censeur and the fleets heading off in opposite directions.
14 Jun 1795 the fleet, whilst on a cruise, was joined by a squadron from Gibraltar and England off Minorca.
8 Jul 1795, the fleet, at anchor at in San-Fiorenzo bay, once aware that the French fleet was close by, gave chase. It was sighted on the 13th and later the order was given for the general chase, but apart from the loss of a 74 by the French the result was inconclusive and resulted in not a little criticism, the consequence perhaps being Admiral Hotham's resignation on 1 Nov 1795.
6 Aug 1795, Admiral Hotham put to sea on a cruise, sighting the French fleet in Toulon road.
21 Dec 1796 the Tagus. The Mediterranean fleet arrived.
18 Jan 1797 Captain Shuldham Peard, whilst departing the Tagus was in collision, went aground and returned to the harbour to make repairs.
29 May 1797 Seeds of mutiny appearing in the blockading Fleet off Cadiz.
15 Jan 1799, at Spithead ;
17 Jan 1799, dropped down to St. Helen's in preparation for a cruise off Brest ;
20 Jan 1799, remains at St. Helen's.
28 Jan 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with the squadron under Queen Charlotte, for a cruise off Brest.
19 Mar 1799, at Spithead.
7 Apr 1799, Portsmouth, sailed on a cruize in the Channel, but put back on the 9th to St, Helen's, owing to strong contrary winds and sailed on the 13th with a fine breeze from the eastward.
25 Apr 1799 cruising off Brest.
8 Jun 1799, Plymouth, reports received here advise that 16 ships of the line and 4 frigates were detached by Lord Bridport for the Straits.
7 Jul 1799 joined the Mediterranean fleet off Minorca.
7 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed.
14 Dec 1799, Plymouth, sailed for Torbay with the Neptune.
23 Mar 1800, Plymouth, came in from off Brest, which they left the 19th inst.
1 Apr 1800, Plymouth, sailed to join Lord Bndport's fleet.
8 Apr 1800, Plymouth, came into Cawsand Bay.
15 Apr 1800, Plymouth, sailed for Torbay to join Lord Bridport's fleet,
24 Apr 1800, Torbay, sailed with the Channel Fleet.
2 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, arrived from the Channel Fleet.
13 Dec 1800, Portsmouth, a Court-Martial was held on board the Gladiator, for the trial of John Hubbard and George Hynes, two seamen belonging to the St George for an unnatural crime. The charge being fully proved against the Prisoners, they were sentenced to be hanged on board such ship or ships, and at such times, at the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty should direct.
Circa 12 Mar 1801 fleet under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker sailed from Yarmouth roads for Copenhagen. 31 Mar Copenhagen : remained anchored off the Middle Ground with Admiral Parker whilst Nelson sailed with the rest of the fleet for the forthcoming engagement. 2 Apr moved closer to Copenhagen.
12 Apr 1801 the fleet sailed from Copenhagen into the Baltic.
23 Jul 1802 head money for those present at the Engagement at Copenhagen, on the 2d April 1801, due for payment.
May 1805 With Rear Admiral Cochrane.
4 Jan 1806 Sir R. Strachan's squadron fitting for the West Indies at Plymouth. 14th the squadron sailed from Cawsand Bay for St.-Helena in search of a French squadron under R.-adm Willaumez.
Portsmouth 29 Dec 1809 Arrived from the North Sea.
Harwich 15 Dec 1811 Was reported to be with a homeward bound convoy, in the Great Belt when she was obliged to cut away her masts and her convoy was dispersed due to the weather.
9 Nov-24 Dec 1811 a series of gales which resulted in the loss of the St.-George and the Defence, wrecked on the western coast of Jutland.