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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Langton 1/1200 HMS Dreadnought 98 Gun 2nd Rate SOL

Here is Rod Langton's model of the 98 gun 2nd rate ship of the line HMS Dreadnought. Dreadnought was launched June 13, 1801 at Portsmouth. She was one of three Neptune class 3rd rates designed by Sir John Henslow. All three ships, Temeraire, Neptune, and Dreadnought took part in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She was taken out of service in 1812 and ended her days as a hospital ship. Dreadnought was broken up in 1857.


Length at gun deck: 184'11"
Beam: 51'2 1/2"
Depth of hold: 21'6"
Tons Burthen: 2123 (bm)
Crew: 738 men and boys

Armament 1801 - 1808:

Lower gun deck : 28 x 32 pounders
Middle gun deck: 30 x18 pounders
Upper gun deck: 30 x 18 pounders
Quarter deck: 8 x 12 pounders
Forecastle: 2 x 12 pounders
Total broadside weight: 1048 Imperial Pounds

At the time of Trafalgar she was part of Vice-Admiral of the Blue Cuthbert Collingwood's column, but being unsure whether she would have flown his blue ensign or the white ensign of Admiral Lord Nelson the overall commander, I have used the white.

 With Standing rigging:

 With running rigging:

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