HMS Bellerophon (1786)  (1st)
3rd Rate 74-gun 

This the first ship to carry the name HMS Bellerophon was a third rate, 74-gun ship-of-the-line.

Built by Graves of Finsbury, launched 06-Oct-1786, 168ft long, 47 ft wide, and of 1,643 tons builders measurement.

Fought at the battle of Trafalgar where she was badly damaged with 27 of her crew killed and 123 wounded. (see: Fleets after the Battle).

Use as a prison ship from Oct-1815.

Renamed HMS Captivity 05-Oct-1824.

Sold 21-Jan-1836.

Won the Battle Honours: First of June 1794, Cornwallis' Retreat 1795, Nile 1798 and Trafalgar 1805.


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This page last edited - 05 December, 2012.

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