HMS Valiant (1759)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Valiant.
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Name: HMS Valiant
Ordered: 21 May 1757
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 10 August 1759
Fate: Broken up, 1826
Notes: Harbour service from 1799
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Valiant-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1799 (bm)
Beam: 49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder guns
  • QD: 10 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns

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.[1] 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 George Rodney at the Battle of the Saintes. Valiant also served under Admiral Prince William in 1789. In 1799 she was placed on harbour service, and was eventually broken up in 1826.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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.