Namur

90
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.9.1720BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1723BWAS-1714
Launched13.9.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1731
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Razeed3.1744/45BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Namur' (1746) (74)

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


5.1731Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1731750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1731 - 2.1.1731/32CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-17142.1.1731/32 - 18.4.1732CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1418.4.1732 - 14.4.1734CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/14/105BWAS-171415.4.1734 - 4.1736CaptainJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/14/182BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 8.1739First CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/15/183BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.4.1740Second CaptainSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/184BWAS-171412.3.1741/42 - 21.9.1742CaptainSamuel Cornish (1715-1770)BWAS-171421.9.1742 - 11.2.1743/44CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44)† ADM 6/16/424
Commission confirmed 15.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
6.3.1743/44 - 15.8.1744CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/16/417
Commission confirmed 8.1.1744/45
BWAS-1714
16.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45CaptainGeorge Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/16/441ADM 6/16

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1731 - 1731Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-17141734 - 4.1736Rear-AdmiralNicholas Haddock (1686-1746)BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.4.1740Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-17143.1741/42 - 8.1744Vice-AdmiralThomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-1714

52 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Third LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1425.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Fourth LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/80ADM 6/142.1.1731/32 - 27.6.1732Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 27.6.1732Third LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732First LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732Second LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 22.8.1732Third LieutenantGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 20.5.1733Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Hay ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1422.8.1732 - 8.5.1733First LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/119ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 26.2.1733/34First LieutenantGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/44ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/144ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736First LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Third LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Fourth LieutenantFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Fifth LieutenantWilliam Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 26.2.1733/34Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 4.1736Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSheldrake Laton (d.1776) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1412.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Third LieutenantLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Fourth LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Fifth LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40First LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40Second LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 2.3.1738/39Fifth LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Second LieutenantAlexander Michell (d.1763) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Third LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Fifth LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Second LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Third LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Fourth LieutenantJames Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1522.3.1741/42 - 12.5.1742First LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 26.5.1742Second LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 23.7.1742Third LieutenantJames Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 3.10.1742Fifth LieutenantGeorge Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/16/22ADM 6/162.6.1743 - 3.6.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
4.6.1743 - 24.6.1743Fifth LieutenantJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/16/282
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
25.6.1743 - 31.7.1743Fourth LieutenantJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
14.8.1743 - 13.1.1743/44Second LieutenantJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
13.1.1743/44 - 5.3.1743/44Fifth LieutenantRichard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/17/64
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 15.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
6.3.1743/44 - 31.7.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1616.7.1744 - 31.7.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421ADM 6/171.8.1744 - 18.8.1744Fourth LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/161.8.1744 - 18.8.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/164.8.1744 - 17.8.1744Fifth LieutenantJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421
Commission confirmed 11.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
18.8.1744 - 19.8.1744Fourth LieutenantJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421ADM 6/1619.8.1744Third LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1619.8.1744Fifth LieutenantWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 29.12.1744Second LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Third LieutenantJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421
Commission confirmed 11.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
20.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Fourth LieutenantWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip Toms ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/16

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1733 - 26.7.1733MasterRichard Jenkins ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/141742 - 24.8.1742CarpenterJohn Varlo (d.1756) ADM 6/16/90ADM 6/161744 - 19.1.1743/44MasterWilliam Cumby (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/16/261ADM 6/16

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.6.1731 - 26.2.1731/32MidshipmanJeremiah Skinner ADM 107/3/209ADM107/324.11.1734 - 8.12.1734MidshipmanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/311.3.1742/43 - 25.3.1743SupernumeraryThomas Burnett (1724-1783)ref:8981747 - 12.4.1749MidshipmanJames Alms (1728-1791)ODNB

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1732 - 3.7.1732Able SeamanEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/32.5.1734 - 28.4.1736Ordinary SeamanFrancis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 107/3/455ADM107/31740Able SeamanJames Alms (1728-1791)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1729Completed for ordinary, first cost was £29,103.5.3d including fitting.BWAS-1714
1.1731Reduced to guardshipBWAS-1714
5.1731Commissioned as flagship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1733Underwent repairs for 'damage received by lightning'BWAS-1714
1735With Norris' fleet in the TagusBWAS-1714
8.4.1736

Paid off

ADM 51
12.6.1739

Fitted as a flagship at Chatham at a cost of £3,226.14.3d

BWAS-1714
7.1739Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
16.4.1740Paid offADM 51
1742Fitted as a flagshipBWAS-1714
3.1741/42RecommissionedBWAS-1714
16.4.1742Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.5.1742Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1744

Sailed for home

BWAS-1714
23.1.1744/45Paid offADM 51
12.2.1744/45Order to be cut down to a 2-deck 74-gun third rateBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



Lost 8 killed and 12 wounded at the [Battle of Cape Sicie|Battle of Toulon], Captain [John Russell] died of his wounds.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Thursday 18th of October 2018 04:21Tim OakleySwiftsure vs Atalante
Tuesday 16th of October 2018 18:58ROBERT John CHURCHILLBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Endeavour' (1652) (36)
Tuesday 16th of October 2018 07:03Patsy WhenuaroaSir Joseph Jordan (1603-1685)
Monday 15th of October 2018 21:08Lauchlin MacDonaldAmerican Privateer 'Dalton' (1776)
Monday 15th of October 2018 10:11Maris BruzgulisAction in Rosas Bay