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SATURN (74) Built in 1786, Northam.
Broken up in 1868.

  • 1798 Capt. WALLER, Irish Station.
    He died suddenly while walking the quarterdeck.
  • 1799 Capt. Thomas TOTTY.
    On 18 May an inquest was held on a seaman who had fallen from the larboard arm of the main-top-gallant yard onto the bayonet of a gangway sentinel while SATURN was fitting for sea in Cawsand Bay.
    He was much lamented as an excellent seaman.
    SATURN sailed on a cruise on the 21st.
    On 21 January 1800 Capt. TOTTY faced a court martial on board GLADIATOR which absolved him of blame for running his ship on board PRINCE during an extremely dark night and found that he behaved as a diligent and careful officer.
  • 1801 Capt. BOYLES, Channel Fleet.
    Capt. Robert LAMBERT,with Sir Hyde PARKER's expedition to the Baltic.
    He removed to ALCMENE in August and Capt. James BRISBANE, who, following a private letter from Lord NELSON to Earl ST. VINCENT, was confirmed as post captain SATURN backdated to the date of the Battle of Copenhagen in April. She was the flagship of Rear Ad. TOTTY who was appointed C. in C., Leeward Is.
    in December 1801 and sailed from Portsmouth for Martinique on 13 December.
    Here a number of the crew were struck down by yellow fever and the admiral also contracted the disease after spending a few days on shore while the ship was painting.
    They cruised for a day or two off the island in the hope that the fresh air would benefit him but, finding his condition getting worse, he ordered SATURN to sail for England on 24 May.
    He died on 2 June and was interred in the garrison chapel at Portsmouth.
    SATURN was paid off.
  • 1803 Portsmouth.
  • 1805 Capt. Lord Amelius BEAUCLERK, Channel.
    He removed from MAJESTIC in the summer of 1805 and was appointed into ROYAL OAK in May 1809.
    In 1806 SATURN was employed on the Mediterranean station where she went on shore near Cadiz lighthouse when returning home. She was hove down at Gibraltar, both garboard stakes replaced and she was back at sea with the home-bound trade under her protection in six weeks.
  • Capt. Thomas BOYS was appointed to temporary command of SATURN for a period during 1808.
  • 1811 Capt. William CUMBERLAND.
    In the autumn SATURN was under repair at Plymouth.
  • Reduced to 54 guns in 1813.
  • 1814 Capt. James NASH, Plymouth.
    He sailed for Bermuda on 14 February.
  • 1815 Capt. Thomas BROWN, Halifax, in January.
    By April Capt. NASH was back in command.
  • 1816 Out of commission at Plymouth.
  • 1825 Lazaretto at Milford.

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