Arrogant-class ship of the line

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HMS Bellerophon and Napoleon-cropped.jpg
Scene in Plymouth Sound in August 1815, oil on canvas: HMS Bellerophon anchored in Plymouth Sound, with Napoleon Bonaparte aboard.
Class overview
Name: Arrogant
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Bellona-class
Succeeded by: Canada-class
In service: 22 January 1761 – 1868
Completed: 12
Lost: 2 (burnt or scuttled as unserviceable)
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length: 168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
138 ft (42 m) (keel)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders
Notes: Ships in class include: Arrogant, Cornwall, Edgar, Goliath, Zealous, Audacious, Elephant, Bellerophon, Saturn, Vanguard, Excellent, Illustrious

The Arrogant-class ships of the line were a class of twelve 74-gun third rate ships designed by Sir Thomas Slade for the Royal Navy.

Design[edit]

The Arrogant class ships were designed as a development of Slade's previous Bellona class, sharing the same basic dimensions. During this period, the original armament was the same across all the ships of the common class, of which the Arrogant class ships were members. Two ships were ordered on 13 December 1758 to this design (as the same time as the fourth and fifth units of the Bellona class), and a further ten ships were built to a slightly modified version of the Arrogant design from 1773 onwards.

Ships[edit]

Builder: John Barnard, Harwich
Ordered: 13 December 1758
Laid down: March 1759
Launched: 22 January 1761
Completed: 28 April 1761
Fate: Sold at Bombay to be broken up, 1810
Builder: William Wells, Deptford
Ordered: 13 December 1758
Laid down: 19 February 1759
Launched: 19 May 1761
Completed: 16 September 1761
Fate: Burnt or scuttled as unserviceable at St Lucia, 30 June 1780
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Ordered: 25 August 1774
Launched: 30 June 1779
Fate: Broken up, 1835
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 21 February 1778
Launched: 19 October 1781
Fate: Broken up, 1815
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Ordered: 19 June 1782
Launched: 25 June 1785
Fate: Broken up, 1816
Builder: Randall, Rotherhithe
Ordered:
Launched: 23 July 1785
Fate: Broken up, 1815
Builder: Parsons, Bursledon
Ordered: 27 December 1781
Launched: 24 August 1786
Fate: Broken up, 1830
Builder: Graves, Frindsbury
Ordered: 11 January 1782
Launched: 6 October 1786
Fate: Sold out of the service, 1836
Builder: Raymond, Northam
Ordered: 22 December 1781
Launched: 22 November 1786
Fate: Broken up, 1868
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 9 December 1779
Launched: 6 March 1787
Fate: Broken up, 1821
Builder: Graham, Harwich
Ordered: 9 August 1781
Launched: 27 November 1787
Fate: Broken up, 1835
Builder: Henry Adams, Bucklers Hard
Ordered: 31 December 1781
Launched: 7 July 1789
Fate: Grounded in gale near Livorno (Leghorn) and burnt, 28 March 1795.

References[edit]

  • 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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714–1792; Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.

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