HMS Royal Sovereign (1786)  (4th)
1st Rate 100-gun

This the fourth Royal Sovereign was a 1st Rate 100-gun ship-of-the-line.

Construction began in January 1774 and after spending twelve and a half years on the stocks she was finally launched on 4-Sep-1786, completed and sailed 26-Aug-1790.

She was of 2,175 tons builders measurement, 184ft long and 52ft wide.

She fought at Trafalgar and spent 1806 repairing the damage received. (See: Fleets after the Battle.)

On 17-May-1825 she was re-named HMS Captain, and converted to a Receiving Ship at Plymouth.

Broken up at Plymouth, August 1841. 

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


Other HMS Sovereign
- 1st  HMS Trinity Sovereign
- 2nd HMS Royal Sovereign
- 3rd HMS Royal Sovereign
- 4th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 5th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 6th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 7th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 8th HMS Royal Sovereign
- 9th HMS Sovereign

- Specifications
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- Full Battle Honours

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This page last edited - 05 December, 2012.

Copyright Ian M King, except where otherwise indicated.