Norfolk

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.8.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.11.1755BWAS-1714
Named1.11.1755BWAS-1714
Launched28.12.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.12.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin Class
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 6"Imperial Feet50.2943 
Length of Keel134' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet40.8623 
Breadth46' 8"Imperial Feet14.0547 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,556 7794Tons BM 

Armament


28.12.1757Broadside 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
26.8.1755550Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1757 - 29.9.1758CaptainSir Piercy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/18/465BWAS-171429.9.1758 - 15.11.1759CaptainRobert Hughes (1716-1774) ADM 6/18/540BWAS-171415.11.1759 - 23.6.1760CaptainHyde Parker (1713/14-1783) ADM 6/19/112BWAS-171423.6.1760 - 10.11.1762CaptainRichard Kempenfelt (1715-1782) ADM 6/19/497
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 16.5.1763
BWAS-1714
10.11.1762 - 1764CaptainGeorge Ourry (1732-1800) ADM 6/20/47
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770)
Commission confirmed 27.8.1764
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1760 - 17.5.1761Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Steevens (1705-1761)BWAS-17145.1761 - 1764Rear-Admiral of the RedSamuel Cornish (1715-1770)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1759 - 19.12.1759Third LieutenantHyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/19/113ODNB19.12.1759 - 23.6.1760Second LieutenantHyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/19/119ODNB1760First LieutenantRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
23.2.1758Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £36082.17.2dBWAS-1714
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leewards IslandsBWAS-1714
1759coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
6.1.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
4.9.1760Seige of Pondicherry
10.2.1761Capture of MaheBWAS-1714
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
21.10.1763Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
10.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1774Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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