HMS Queen (1769)
|Ordered:||10 November 1761|
|Launched:||18 September 1769|
|Glorious First of June|
|Fate:||Broken up 1821|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||90-gun second rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1876 (bm)|
|Length:||177 ft 6 in (54.1 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft 6 in (15.1 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 9 in (6.6 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
HMS Queen was a three-deck 90-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 18 September 1769 at Woolwich Dockyard. She was designed by William Bateley, and was the only ship built to her draught. Her armament was increased to 98 guns in the 1780s.
Queen fought at the First Battle of Ushant under Keppel in 1778, and the Second Battle of Ushant under Kempenfelt in 1781. In 1794 she fought in the Glorious First of June under Howe, where she served as Rear-Admiral Alan Gardner's flagship. During the battle Queen sustained significant damage, and her commanding officer, Captain John Hutt, was amongst those killed.
After the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Queen continued in the blockade of Cadiz. On 25 November, Thunderer detained the Ragusan ship Nemesis, which was sailing from Isle de France to Leghorn, Italy, with a cargo of spice, indigo dye, and other goods. Queen shared the prize money with ten other British warships.
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