HMS Superb (1736)

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Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Superb
Ordered: 4 September 1733
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Launched: 27 August 1736
Fate: Broken up, 1757
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1733 proposals 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1068
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 41 ft 5 in (12.6 m)
Depth of hold: 16 ft 11 in (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Superb was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the 1733 proposals of the 1719 Establishment of dimensions at Woolwich Dockyard, and launched on 27 August 1736.[1]

A collection of letters from Captain Thomas Sanders at the Navy Historical Center in Washington D. C. shows Superb took part in the Siege of Louisbourg (1745) as the flagship of Commodore Peter Warren "Commanding His Majesty's Ships in the North Atlantic" under command of Captain Tiddeman.

Superb was broken up in 1757.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p171.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Letters to Captain Thomas Saunders and other documents related to the conduct of the Lewisburg (Louisbourg) Campaign of 1745, 29 October 1730 - October 1780, Department of the Navy - Navy Historical Center, Washington D.C.