|Ordered:||18 June 1771|
|Laid down:||October 1772|
|Launched:||18 October 1777|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1843|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Duke-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||194328⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
She was at the Battle of the Saintes' (known to the French as the Bataille de la Dominique), or Battle of Dominica, that took place 9 April 1782 – 12 April 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. Under command of Captain Alan Gardner (later Baron Gardner) she served in the white squadron under overall control of Admiral George Rodney.
Duke was employed on harbour service from 1799, and was broken up in 1843.
Citations and notes
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 179.
- Famous Fighters of the Fleet, Edward Fraser, 1904, p.111
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