The HMS ''Northumberland'' was the first such British Royal Naval ship to bear the name. She was commissioned as a ''Third Rate Ship'' in 1679. She was part of England's contribution to The War of The Grand Alliance (against France) from 1688 to 1697. ''Northumberland'' displaced 1,041-tons and was 152-feet ion length. Her Bean stood at 40-feet. She Crewed 253 Officers and Men. Her armament included 70 Cannon of various poundage. ''Northumberland'' was set as a ''Full Rigged'' Pattern Sail configuration. Renovated in 1702, ''Northumberland'' was lost with all hands in a storm on The North Sea that same year.