HMS Audacious (1785)
|Laid down:||August 1783|
|Launched:||23 July 1785|
|Fate:||Broken up, August 1815|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Arrogant-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1624 bm|
|Length:||168 ft (51 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 9 in (6.02 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She was among the group of ships that dismasted the French three-decker Révolutionnaire before the Glorious First of June. She also took part in the Battle of the Nile, under Captain Davidge Gould, where she engaged the French ship Conquérant and helped to force her surrender.
She was finally broken up in August 1815.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 180.
- 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 Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
- 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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