The Battle of Camperdown, 11 October 1797
, painted 1798, showing the British flagship
from her stern) engaged with the Dutch flagship
9 August 1781
Perry, Wells & Green,
19 April 1784
Class and type:
Culloden-class ship of the line
170 ft (51.8 m) (gundeck)
47 ft 2 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold:
19 ft 11 in (6.1 m)
Full rigged ship
Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 14 × 9-pounder guns
Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns
HMS was a 74-gun Venerable third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 April 1784 at Blackwall Yard. 
In 1795 the ship is known to have been under the command of
Cpt. James Bissett. 
Venerable served as Admiral Duncan's flagship at the Battle of Camperdown. 
She was wrecked on 24 November 1804, off
Roundham Head near Torbay. Three of her crew were lost.  Two days later, on 26 November, the  hired armed ship sailed from Plymouth to Torbay with Lady Warren , six gun-vessels and yard-lighters, and other craft, to save the stores, guns, etc. from the wreck of Growler Venerable. 
Citations and notes [ edit ]
^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.
^ Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, David Bonner Smith
^ a b Ships of the Old Navy, Venerable.
^ "The Marine List". Lloyd's List (4509). 27 November 1804.
^ Naval Chronicle, Vol. 12, p.504.
References [ edit ]
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. Michael Phillips.
Venerable (74) (1784). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 8 August 2007.