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HMS Arrogant (1761)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Arrogant.
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Arrogant
Ordered: 13 December 1758
Builder: Barnard, Harwich
Launched: 22 January 1761
Fate: Broken up, 1810
Notes: Sheer hulk from 1801
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Arrogant class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1644 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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Arrogant was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 January 1761 at Harwich. She was the first of the Arrogant class ships of the line, designed by Sir Thomas Slade.[1]

She took part in the Action of 8 September 1796.

In 1801, she was converted to a sheer hulk, and in 1810 she was broken up.[1]



  • 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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