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HMS Norfolk (1757)

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Name  HMS Norfolk
Builder  Deptford Dockyard
Tons burthen  1556 ⁄94 (bm)
Length  50 m
Ordered  26 August 1755
Fate  Broken up, 1774
Launched  28 December 1757
Beam  14 m
Class and type  Dublin class ship of the line

HMS Norfolk was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, and the second ship to bear the name. She was launched on 8 December 1757 at Deptford Dockyard.

Her first commander was Captain Robert Hughes and she flew the broad pennant of Commodore Sir Peircy Brett. Norfolk emulated her predecessor (HMS Norfolk of 1693) by reinforcing the West Indies, where she escorted a fleet that was transporting vital stores and six infantry regiments to that region.

She became flagship of the Commander-In-Chief East Indies Station, Rear-Admiral Charles Steevens and his successor Vice-Admiral Samuel Cornish. Norfolk was decommissioned in 1764, after her return to Portsmouth was broken up in 1774.


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