HMS Arrogant (1761)

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Name: HMS Arrogant
Ordered: 13 December 1758
Builder: John Barnard & John Turner, Harwich Dockyard
Laid down: March 1759
Launched: 22 January 1761
Commissioned: January 1761
Fate: Sold out o service, 1810
General characteristics
Class and type: Arrogant class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1644​5494 bm
  • 168 ft 3 in (51.28 m) (gundeck)
  • 138 ft 0 in (42.06 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

HMS Arrogant was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 January 1761 at Harwich. She was the first of the Arrogant class ships of the line, designed by Sir Thomas Slade.[1]

In 1770 she was a guard ship at Portsmouth.[2]

She took part in the Action of 8 September 1796 and in January 1799 was with the British squadron at the defence of Macau during the Macau Incident.

By 1804 she had been converted to a hulk at Bombay where she served as a receiving ship, sheer hulk, and floating battery. In 1810 she was condemned as unfit for further service.[3] She was sold out of service in 1810[1]


  1. ^ a b Winfield 2007, pp. 63–64
  2. ^ "VII. The Venus: Letters." The Barrington Papers, Vol. 77. Ed. D Bonner-Smith. London: Navy Record Society, 1937. 391-411. British History Online Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  3. ^ Parkinson (1954), p.356.


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