HMS Norfolk (1757)
|Ordered:||26 August 1755|
|Laid down:||18 November 1755|
|Launched:||28 December 1757|
|Commissioned:||23 February 1758|
|Fate:||Broken up, December 1774|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Dublin-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||155617⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||165 ft 6 in (50.44 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
Her first commander was Captain Robert Hughes and she flew the broad pennant of Commodore Sir Peircy Brett. Norfolk emulated her predecessor (HMS Norfolk (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.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.