Arrogant-class ship of the line
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Scene in Plymouth Sound in August 1815, oil on canvas: HMS Bellerophon anchored in Plymouth Sound, with Napoleon Bonaparte aboard.
|Preceded by:||Bellona class|
|Succeeded by:||Canada class|
|In service:||22 January 1761 – 1868|
|Lost:||2 (burnt or scuttled as unserviceable)|
|Type:||Ship of the line|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Notes:||Ships in class include: Arrogant, Cornwall, Edgar, Goliath, Zealous, Audacious, Elephant, Bellerophon, Saturn, Vanguard, Excellent, Illustrious|
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.
|Ship name||Builder||Ordered||Laid down||Launched||Completed||Fate|
|HMS Arrogant||John Barnard, Harwich||13 December 1758||March 1759||22 January 1761||28 April 1761||Sold at Bombay to be broken up, 1810|
|HMS Cornwall||William Wells, Deptford||13 December 1758||19 February 1759||19 May 1761||16 September 1761||Burnt or scuttled as unserviceable at St Lucia, 30 June 1780|
|HMS Edgar||Woolwich Dockyard||25 August 1774||-Nul||30 June 1779||Broken up, 1835|
|HMS Goliath||Deptford Dockyard||21 February 1778||19 October 1781||Broken up, 1815|
|HMS Zealous||Barnard, Deptford||19 June 1782||25 June 1785||Broken up, 1816|
|HMS Audacious||Randall, Rotherhithe||23 July 1785||Broken up, 1815|
|HMS Elephant||Parsons, Bursledon||27 December 1781||24 August 1786||Broken up, 1830|
|HMS Bellerophon||Graves, Frindsbury||11 January 1782||6 October 1786||Sold out of the service, 1836|
|HMS Saturn||Raymond, Northam||22 December 1781||22 November 1786||Broken up, 1868|
|HMS Vanguard||Deptford Dockyard||9 December 1779||6 March 1787||Broken up, 1821|
|HMS Excellent||Graham, Harwich||9 August 1781||27 November 1787||Broken up, 1835|
|HMS Illustrious||Henry Adams, Bucklers Hard||31 December 1781||7 July 1789||Grounded in gale near Livorno (Leghorn) and burnt, 28 March 1795.|
- 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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