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HMS Zealous (1785)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Zealous
Ordered: 19 June 1782
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Laid down: December 1782
Launched: 25 June 1785
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Fate: Broken up, December 1816
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Arrogant class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1607 (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

Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounder guns

Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Zealous was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Barnard of Deptford and launched on 25 June 1785.[1]

She served in a number of battles of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, notably the Battle of the Nile, where she engaged the French ship Guerrier, helping to force her surrender. She was later cruising off Cadiz in 1801. She missed out on the Battle of Trafalgar, having been dispatched to Gibraltar for resupply.

After Trafalgar, Zealous continued in the blockade of Cadiz. On 25 November 1805, Thunderer detained the Ragusan ship Nemesis, which was sailing from Isle de France to Leghorn, Italy, with a cargo of spice, indigo dye, and other goods.[2] Zealous shared the prize money with ten other British warships.[3]

Zealous was later assigned to convoy duty in the Mediterranean.[citation needed]


After 21 years of service she was broken up in December 1816.[1]



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