Namur

11058
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Namur' (1729) (90)
Ordered12.3.1744/45BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1744/45BWAS-1714
Acquired1.1746BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked13.4.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,566 8994Tons BM 

Armament


1746Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1746650EstablishmentBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1746 - 6.1746CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-17144.1746 - 8.1746CommodoreThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-17148.1746 - 10.1746CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-171410.1746 - 12.1746CommodoreThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-171412.1746CaptainRobert Wellard (d.1776)BWAS-171431.12.1746 - 14.7.1747CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-17147.1747 - 13.4.1749CaptainSamuel Marshall (d.1768)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.7.1747 - 13.4.1749Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1747LieutenantAlexander Balfour (d.1750)PROB111747Third LieutenantFrederick Breton (d.1747)ref:1002

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1746RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1746Completed rebuild and repair at Chatham at a cost of £30,892.6.6dBWAS-1714
8.1746Joined Anson's fleetBWAS-1714
4.8.1746Took the 56-gun ship Mercure armed en-fluteBWAS-1714
11.1746Took the St Malo privateer Intrepide (20)BWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
8.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1748At the seige of PondicherryBWAS-1714
13.4.1749Wrecked in a hurricane at Fort St David (Madras), there were only 26 survivors. Marshall and Boscawen were both ashoreBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
PROB11 PROB 11: Will Registers Document
ref:1002 Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
 

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