The HMS St Vincent Association is for all who trained, instructed at, or served as members of the ship’s company of HMS St. Vincent in Gosport or, latterly, in London. The objects of the Association are:
- To encourage, promote and facilitate the liaison of former Boy Seamen, Naval Airmen, Juniors and other service personnel who served at HMS St. Vincent
- To provide a central contact point for members seeking to contact old shipmates
- To provide a membership list to members from time to time
- To organise reunions from time to time
- To do all things and carry out all acts which shall, at the discretion of the Association Committee be deemed necessary to benefit and perpetuate the objects of the Association
Winter 2013 Newsletter
The Winter 2013 newsletter is now available to download.
HMS St Vincent
The original HMS St Vincent was a first rate ship designed to carry 120 guns. But by then the Napoleonic Wars were effectively over, and with plans in hand to reduce the fleet she was laid up until her first commission in Feb 1831 for Service with the Mediterranean fleet.
She was almost wrecked during a storm off Malta in February 1834. The warship was recommissioned for the channel Squadron in 1841 and was frequently in Portsmouth Queen Victoria visited her twice in 1842 and 1847. During the first visit the vessel acted as flagship to the experimental squadron at the last Royal Review of a fleet in which the major ships were under sail. After the second royal visit she took part in the war in the Baltic in 1854.
It was her last active engagement before she became a training ship for boys and was given a permanent mooring off the entrance to Haslar Creek.
She was broken up at Falmouth in 1906.
St.Vincent 1927 – 1968