HMS Valiant (1759)
|Ordered:||21 May 1757|
|Launched:||10 August 1759|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1826|
|Notes:||Harbour service from 1799|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Valiant-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1799 tons (1827.9 tonnes)|
|Length:||172 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)|
|Depth of hold:||22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Valiant was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, modelled on the captured French ship Invincible and launched on 10 August 1759 at Chatham Dockyard. Her construction, launch and fitting-out are the theme of the 'Wooden Walls' visitor experience at Chatham Historic Dockyard. She served under Augustus Keppel during the Seven Years' War, and under Admiral Prince William in 1789. In 1799 she was placed on harbour service, and was eventually broken up in 1826.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.
- 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.
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