Nottingham (60)

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Origin and History

The ship was rebuilt by John Poole at Sheerness and launched on August 17 1745.

During the War of the Austrian Succession, on Sunday January 31 1748, the ship took part to the engagement with the French Magnanime (74) and to her capture..

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • from August 1754 to ???: captain Samuel Marshall
  • in 1760: captain John Holwell

The ship was sunk as breakwater at Sheerness on September 1 1773.

Service during the War

At the beginning of 1758, the ship was part of the fleet who assembled at Portsmouth under the command of admiral Edward Boscawen for the expedition against Louisbourg. On February 19, this fleet set sail for Halifax and finally arrived there on May 9. On May 28, the fleet sailed from Halifax and arrived in sight of Louisbourg on June 1. Throughout the siege of Louisbourg, the fleet actively supported the British army and the fortress finally surrendered on July 26.

To do: campaigns from 1759 to 1762


Technical specifications
Guns 60
Lower Gundeck 24 x 24-pdrs
Upper gundeck 26 x 9-pdrs
Quarterdeck 8 x 6-pdrs
Forecastle 2 x 6-pdrs
Crew no information available
Length at gundeck 144 ft 1 (43.9 m)
Width 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Displacement 1,077 long tons (1,094.3 metric tons)


Blasco, Manuel, British 4th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy


  • HMS Nottingham (1745)

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.