Namur

97
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.7.1750BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.12.1750BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1750BWAS-1714
Launched3.3.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Razeed6.1804BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 11 ½"Imperial Feet53.0479 
Length of Keel144' 4"Imperial Feet43.8935 
Breadth48' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,815 2094Tons BM 

Armament


1756Broadside Weight = 842 Imperial Pound ( 381.847 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 878 Imperial Pound ( 398.173 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

11.1794Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1756750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
4.1794738Reduced EstablishmentBWAS-1714

19 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1756 - 5.6.1756CaptainJames Hobbs (d.1770) ADM 6/18/267BWAS-171417.8.1756 - 20.8.1756CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/18/300ADM 6/1824.8.1756 - 11.11.1756CaptainCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/18/303ADM 6/1811.11.1756 - 17.12.1756CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/18/322BWAS-171417.12.1756 - 27.1.1758CaptainPeter Denis (1713-1778) ADM 6/18/332BWAS-171427.1.1758 - 20.8.1759CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/18/478ADM 6/1820.8.1759 - 4.10.1759CaptainPhilip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/19/95
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 19.9.1759
ADM 6/19
4.10.1759 - 11.2.1762CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/19/100ADM 6/1911.2.1762 - 24.2.1763CaptainJohn Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 6/19/385BWAS-171423.10.1770 - 6.1771CaptainWalter Griffith (1727-1779) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-17145.1778 - 1779CaptainMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-17141779 - 4.1780CaptainCharles Fielding (1738-1783)BWAS-17144.1780 - 1782CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1798)BWAS-17141782 - 6.1783CaptainRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)BWAS-17143.1795 - 1797CaptainJames Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849)BWAS-17143.1798 - 11.1798CaptainThomas SothebyBWAS-171411.1798 - 12.1800CaptainWilliam LukeBWAS-171412.1800 - 5.1801CaptainCharles Temple Hardy (1765-1714)BWAS-17145.1801 - 4.1802CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.2.1758 - 10.1759Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-17141762 - 21.10.1762Vice-Admiral George Pocock (1705/6-1792)BWAS-171421.10.1762 - 1763Admiral George Pocock (1705/6-1792)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Fourth LieutenantPatrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/19/125ref:8499.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Fifth LieutenantCecil Scott ADM 6/19/125ADM 6/199.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Sixth LieutenantJohn Hollingbery Mann (d.1795) ADM 6/19/125ADM 6/192.4.1761 - 1.2.1762First LieutenantPatrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/19/305ref:8492.4.1761 - 1.2.1762Second LieutenantJohn Hollingbery Mann (d.1795) ADM 6/19/304ADM 6/192.4.1761 - 28.10.1761Third LieutenantCecil Scott ADM 6/19/305ADM 6/1930.10.1770 - 21.1.1771Sixth LieutenantCuthbert Baines (1743-1810) ADM 6/20/306ADM 6/201782First LieutenantJohn Lawford (1756-1842)EWIKI

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1761 - 6.3.1761SurgeonDavid Ransay Karr ADM 6/19/288ADM 6/191764 - 6.11.1764CarpenterJohn Parker (d.1771) ADM 6/20/57ADM 6/2024.4.1801 - 10.5.1801MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-1

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1759 - 20.3.1760MidshipmanBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820)ref:6761759 - 3.7.1763MidshipmanPhilip Patton (1739-1815)ODNB1760 - 2.2.1761MidshipmanWilliam Quarme (d.1802)ref:8901760 - 23.3.1761MidshipmanWilliam Smith (1742-1814)ref:8496.4.1760 - 29.3.1761MidshipmanJohn Woodref:8491761 - 4.8.1761MidshipmanThomas Pomeroyref:84924.3.1761 - 1762MidshipmanJohn Rawlings (d.1790)HCA26

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.2.1759 - 1760Captain's ServantJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)WWNH20.8.1759 - 21.9.1759Able SeamanHenry Duncan (1735-1814)B1251760 - 6.4.1760Able SeamanJohn Woodref:8497.4.1760 - 24.3.1761Able SeamanJohn Rawlings (d.1790)ref:890

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1756CommissionedBWAS-1714
27.8.1756Completed at a cost of "57,284.11.2d including fittingBWAS-1714
1757Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1758The Seige of Louisburg
26.7.1758At the surrender of Louisbourg then returned homeBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
23.10.1759Joined Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1761Operations off BrestBWAS-1714
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Present at the start of operations against HavanaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
13.8.1762Operations against Havana ceasedBWAS-1714
24.2.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1765Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
3.1766Completed small repair at a cost of £13,686.8.8dBWAS-1714
10.1770Recommissioned for the Falklands disputeBWAS-1714
6.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
3.12.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1774Started a great repair and refit at ChathamBWAS-1714
5.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1778repair and refit completed at a cost of £34,052.6.2dBWAS-1714
1779In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Part of van Byland's convoyBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
1780In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
4.1780Coppered and fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £7,634.8.11dBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.4.1782In the Dominica channelBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1783Returned from North America to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1783Fitted for ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
5.1786Started a middling repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
2.1788Completed repair at a cost of £28,941.1.6dBWAS-1714
3.1795Recommissioned for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1796Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £5,046BWAS-1714
1797Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1798Still at LisbonBWAS-1714
9.1799Returned to England for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1804Started process of being cut down to a third rate and refitted at ChathamBWAS-1714
5.1805Conversion completed at a cost of £21,277BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



She ws the second ship to be given Sepping's enclosed bow when razeed in 1804/05

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:890MidshipmenC. G.Pitcairn Jones R.NDigital Book
HCA26HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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