|HMS Belliqueux (1780)|
|Ordered:||19 February 1778|
|Builder:||Perry, Blackwall Yard|
|Laid down:||June 1778|
|Launched:||5 June 1780|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1816|
|Notes:||Prison ship from 1814|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Ardent-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1379 Long ton (1401.1 tonnes)|
|Length:||160 ft (49 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Belliqueux (Eng. warlike) was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 5 June 1780 at Blackwall Yard, London. She was named after the French ship Belliqueux captured in 1758.
Philip Dundas, Lieutenant-Governor of Penang died on-board on 8 April 1807, while the Belliqueux was in the Bay of Bengal.
Belliqueux was employed as a prison ship from 1814, and was broken up in 1816.
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