HMS Leviathan (1790)
|Ordered:||9 December 1779|
|Laid down:||May 1782|
|Launched:||9 October 1790|
|Fate:||Sold and broken up, 1848|
|Notes:||Prison ship from 1816|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Courageux class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1707 tons (1734.4 tonnes)|
|Length:||172 ft 3 in (52.50 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 9 in (14.55 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 9½ in (6.3 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Leviathan was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 9 October 1790. At the Battle of Trafalgar under Henry William Bayntun, she was near the front of the windward column led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard his flagship, HMS Victory, and captured the Spanish ship San Augustin.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p180.
- 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.
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