|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|
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 built by Adrian Hayes at Deptford Dockyard and launched on 8 December 1757. She was active during the Seven Years' War.
Her first commander was Captain Peircy Brett (later Commodore Brett) and she had a complement of 550 crew. Under Brett on 5 June 1758 she was part of the major British raid on St Malo (totalling around 50 ships).
In September 1758 command passed to Captain Robert Hughes and under Hughes in January 1759 a successful attack was made on Guadeloupe.
On 10 February 1761 she took part in the capture of Mahe. On 24 September 1762 she was part of the Battle of Manila.
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.
- Peircy Brett 1757 to 1758
- Hyde Parker 1759 to 1760
- Richard Kempenfelt 1760 to 1762
- George Ourry 1762 to 1764
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- "British Third Rate ship of the line 'Norfolk' (1757)".
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