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Ardent class ship of the line

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Name  Ardent
Succeeded by  Intrepid-class
Completed  7
Preceded by  Exeter-class
In service  13 August 1764 – 1816
Ardent-class ship of the line
Operators  Royal Navy  French Navy

The Ardent-class ships of the line were a class of seven 64-gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade.

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Design

Slade based the design of the Ardent-class on the captured French ship Fougueux.

Ships

  • HMS Ardent
  • Builder: Blades, Hull Ordered: 16 December 1761 Launched: 13 August 1764 Fate: Sold out of the service, 1784
  • HMS Raisonnable
  • Builder: Chatham Dockyard Ordered: 11 January 1763 Launched: 10 December 1768 Fate: Broken up, 1815
  • HMS Agamemnon
  • Builder: Adams, Bucklers Hard Ordered: 8 April 1777 Launched: 10 April 1781 Fate: Wrecked, 1809
  • HMS Belliqueux
  • Builder: Perry, Blackwall Yard Ordered: 19 February 1778 Launched: 5 June 1780 Fate: Broken up, 1816
  • HMS Stately
  • Builder: Raymond, Northam Ordered: 10 December 1778 Launched: 27 December 1784 Fate: Broken up, 1814
  • HMS Indefatigable
  • Builder: Adams, Bucklers Hard Ordered: 3 August 1780 Launched: July 1784 Fate: Broken up, 1816
  • HMS Nassau
  • Builder: Hilhouse, Bristol Ordered: 14 November 1782 Launched: 28 September 1785 Fate: Wrecked, 1799

    References

    Ardent-class ship of the line Wikipedia


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