HMS Majestic (1785)
|File:Tonnant LeBreton PX8975.jpg|
The Tonnant at the Battle of the Nile, by Louis Lebreton. HMS Majestic is seen in the background.
|Ordered:||23 August 1781|
|Builder:||Adams & Barnard, Deptford|
|Laid down:||June 1782|
|Launched:||11 December 1785|
|Fate:||Broken up, April 1816|
|Notes:||Reduced to a 58-gun fourth rate, 1813|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Canada class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1623 bm|
|Length:||170 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
As third rate, 74 guns:
As fourth rate, 58 guns:
HMS Majestic was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line launched on 11 December 1785 at Deptford. She fought at the Battle of the Nile, where she engaged the French ships Tonnant and Heureux, helping to force their surrenders. She was captained by George Blagdon Westcott, who was killed in the battle.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p181.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
- 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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