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Type: 2nd rate ; Armament 98
Launched Portsmouth Dockyard : 13 Jun 1801 ; Length of gun-deck, 185' : of the keel, 152', 6 5/8".
Disposal date or year : 1857
BM: 2110 tons
17 May 1803 following the recommencement of hostilities sailed from Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, with a fleet to cruise off Ushant.
9 Jul 1803 Admiral Cornwallis, off Ushant, transferred his flag from Dreadnought to the Ville-de-Paris.
18 Jul 1805 between Cape St.-Vincent and Gibraltar fell in with Nelson's fleet on its return from the West Indies.
20 Aug 1805 Dreadnought, Colossus and Achille, chased from off Cadiz by the Franco-Spanish fleet. 21st joined by the Mars, and was back on station once the joint fleet was in harbour.
10 Oct 1805 off Cadiz - the tactical preparations etc. for the forthcoming battle. 20 Oct combined fleet departed Cadiz, fleet manoeuvres.
21 Oct 1805 England expects….. &c. signalled, the first shots of the Battle of Trafalgar are fired. Nelson shot. Resumé of what had taken place. Individual ship actions and losses : Dreadnought. The post-mortem commences ; Summary of British casualties ; Death of Nelson ;
22-30 Oct 1805 losses amongst the prizes due to bad weather etc: Redoutable, Rayo, Monarca (sank) ; Fougueux, Bucentaure, Indomptable, San-Francisco-de-Asis, Aigle, Berwick (wrecked) ; Algésiras (taken into Cadiz) ; Santa-Ana, Neptuno (recaptured) ; Santisima-Trinidad (scuttled) ; Achille, Intrépide, San-Augustin (burnt) ; the washup ; burial of Nelson ;
7 Sep 1810 on the west side of Ushant, the ships' boats recaptured the Spanish merchant ship Maria-Antonia.
Plymouth circa 12 Sep 1810 Arrived with the Antonio Maria, Capt. Aspilga, from Teneriffe, which had been taken by a French privateer, and had been cut out from near Ushant.
Portsmouth 21 Apr 1811 Arrived from Lisbon.
Deal 24 May 1811 Arrived from Portsmouth bound to the Baltic.
Deal 26 May 1811 Sailed to join the Baltic fleet.
Wingo Sound 30 Oct 1811 Remains.
Harwich 15 Dec 1811 Reported to remain at Wingo Sound.
Portsmouth 26 Dec 1811 Arrived from the Baltic.
Portsmouth 28 Dec 1811 Sailed.
Portsmouth 31 Dec 1811 Sailed for Plymouth, to be docked.
Plymouth 2 Jan 1812 Arrived from the Baltic, last from Portsmouth.
Plymouth Dock 12 Jan 1812 Came in from Cawsand Bay to Hamoaze.
1827 Hospital ship
Milford 7 Aug 1830 To be fitted as a hospital ship for sick and distressed seamen in the River Thames, replacing the Grampus.
1830 Lent to the Society for Destitute Seamen at Deptford
River Thames, London 1 Aug 1835 the disabled and invalid seamen of many nations observed the passing of the King and Queen, en route to pay a visit to Greenwich Hospital.
31 Jul 1840, was towed from Greenwich to Sheerness on Tuesday, to be docked to stop a leak. 20 Dec 1848 Seaman's Hospital Ship at Greenwich