Namur

90
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.9.1720BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1723BWAS-1714
Launched13.9.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1731BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 2.1.1731/32Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-17142.1.1731/32 - 18.4.1732Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1418.4.1732 - 14.4.1734CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/14/105BWAS-171415.4.1734 - 8.4.1736Captain John Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/14/182BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 8.1739First Captain Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/15/183BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 16.4.1740Second Captain Samuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/184BWAS-171412.3.1741/42 - 21.9.1742Captain Samuel Cornish (1715-1770)BWAS-171421.9.1742 - 11.2.1743/44Captain John Russell (d.1743/44)† ADM 6/16/424
Commission confirmed 15.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
6.3.1743/44 - 15.8.1744Captain William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/16/417
Commission confirmed 8.1.1744/45
BWAS-1714
16.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Captain George 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-1714c.4.5.1734 - 8.4.1736Rear-Admiral Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/9/301BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.4.1740Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/15/301BWAS-171425.3.1742 - 12.9.1743Vice-Admiral Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-1714

52 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (Baronet ) (d.c.1741) ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Third Lieutenant Henry Cornwall ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1425.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Fourth Lieutenant James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/80ADM 6/142.1.1731/32 - 27.6.1732Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (Baronet ) (d.c.1741) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 27.6.1732Third Lieutenant James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732First LieutenantSir Roger Butler (Baronet ) (d.c.1741) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732Second Lieutenant James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 22.8.1732Third Lieutenant George Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 20.5.1733Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Hay ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1422.8.1732 - 8.5.1733First Lieutenant James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/119ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 26.2.1733/34First Lieutenant George Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/44ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 23.2.1733/34Second Lieutenant Thomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/144ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 8.4.1736First Lieutenant James Scott ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 8.4.1736Third Lieutenant Joseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 8.4.1736Fourth Lieutenant Fyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 8.4.1736Fifth Lieutenant William Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 26.2.1733/34Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Sebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 8.4.1736Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Sheldrake Laton (c.1711-1776) 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 Lieutenant Edward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Fifth Lieutenant John Strutt ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40First Lieutenant Edward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40Second Lieutenant John Strutt ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 2.3.1738/39Fifth Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 16.4.1740Second Lieutenant Alexander Michell (d.1763) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 16.4.1740Third Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 16.4.1740Fifth Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Second Lieutenant John Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Third Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Fourth Lieutenant James Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 21.3.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/16/26ADM 6/1522.3.1741/42 - 12.5.1742First Lieutenant John Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 26.5.1742Second Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 23.7.1742Third Lieutenant James Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/32ADM 6/1622.3.1741/42 - 3.10.1742Fifth Lieutenant George Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/16/22ADM 6/162.6.1743 - 3.6.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Bowdler (c.1709-1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
4.6.1743 - 24.6.1743Fifth Lieutenant John Bowdler (c.1709-1754) ADM 6/16/282
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
25.6.1743 - 31.7.1743Fourth Lieutenant John Bowdler (c.1709-1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
14.8.1743 - 13.1.1743/44Second Lieutenant John Bowdler (c.1709-1754) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
13.1.1743/44 - 5.3.1743/44Fifth Lieutenant Richard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/17/64
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
6.3.1743/44 - 31.7.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1616.7.1744 - 31.7.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421ADM 6/171.8.1744 - 18.8.1744Fourth Lieutenant Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/161.8.1744 - 18.8.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/164.8.1744 - 17.8.1744Fifth Lieutenant John Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421
Commission confirmed 11.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
18.8.1744 - 19.8.1744Fourth Lieutenant John Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421ADM 6/1619.8.1744Third Lieutenant Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1619.8.1744Fifth Lieutenant William Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 29.12.1744Second Lieutenant Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Third Lieutenant John Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/421
Commission confirmed 11.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
20.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Fourth Lieutenant William Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/426ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 23.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Philip Toms ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/16

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1733 - 26.7.1733Master Richard Jenkins ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/141742 - 24.8.1742Carpenter John Varlo (d.1756) ADM 6/16/90ADM 6/161744 - 19.1.1743/44Master William Cumby (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/16/261ADM 6/16

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.6.1731 - 26.2.1731/32Midshipman Jeremiah Skinner ADM 107/3/209ADM 107/36.3.1732/33 - 14.5.1733Midshipman Stuart Powell (c.1686-?) ADM 107/3/239ADM 107/318.4.1734 - 2.5.1734Midshipman Richard Lee (c.1712-c.1743) ADM 107/3/320ADM 107/311.3.1742/43 - 25.3.1743Supernumerary Thomas Burnett (1724-1783)ref:89819.3.1743/44 - 15.12.1744Master's Mate James Puddicombe (c.1719-?) ADM 107/4/186ADM 107/413.3.1744/45 - 14.5.1749Midshipman James Alms (1728-1791)ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1732 - 3.7.1732Able Seaman Edward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM 107/32.5.1734 - 28.4.1736Ordinary Seaman Francis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 107/3/455ADM 107/3

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
10.2.1742/43Battle 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.

 

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