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Frank Scott
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    You do not state when Pitt made this speech in 1758. However, David Lyons, The Sailing Navy List (London, 1993) has six ships of the line ordered in December 1758:
    1st Rate: Victory
    2nd Rate: London
    3rd Rate: 4 x Arrogant Class (Arrogant; Cornwall; Defence, Kent)
    That said they had an extensive building programme running throughout those years. For example, I note that between August & November 1755 orders were placed for 2 x Sandwich class 2nd rates, and no less than 7 x Dublin class 3rd rates.

    Frank Scott