|The Battle of Camperdown, 11 October 1797
by Thomas Whitcombe
, painted 1798, showing the British flagship Venerable
(flying the Blue Ensign
from her stern) engaged with the Dutch flagship Vrijheid
||9 August 1781
||Perry, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard
||19 April 1784
|General characteristics 
|Class & 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 Venerable was a 74-gun 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.
In 1797, Venerable served as Admiral Duncan's flagship at the Battle of Camperdown.
Loss of His Majesty's Ship Venerable... Shipwreck on the Night of 24 November 1804 on the Rocks in Torbay
, by Robert Dodd
She was wrecked on 24 November 1804, off Roundham Head near Torbay. Two days later, on 26 November, the hired armed ship Lady Warren sailed from Plymouth to Torbay with Growler, six gun-vessels and yard-lighters, and other craft, to save the stores, guns, etc. from the wreck of Venerable.
Citations and notes
- ^ 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.
- ^ Naval Chronicle, Vol. 12, p.504.
- 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.