1750 - Launch of NEWCASTLE

4th December. The 4th rate ship Newcastle of 50 guns was launched from the Yard. Saw action against the French at Sadras in the East Indies during 1758 and in the same year off Negapatam. Was with Grafton in action against the Spanish off Porto Nova in 1759. See ran ashore to the south of Ariancopang near Pondicherry during a hurricane on 1st January 1761


Royal Navy had 126 ships of the line and 156 other craft (total 282).