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Type: 3rd rate ; Armament 74
Launched : 1785 ; Disposal date or year : 1803
Early Aug 1795 a part of a squadron, the Victorious, Captain William Clark, arrived in Simon's bay, Cape of Good Hope, with troops, with a view to taking the province, which was subsequently achieved in the September, following the arrival of reinforcements. During this period the Dutch ship Willemstadt en Boetzlaar was taken, re-named Princess, and fitted out as a 20-gun ship, along with the armed brig Star, the latter being re-named the Hope.
8 Sep 1796 Point Pedro, EI, bearing west Arrogant, Captain Richard Lucas, and Victorious, Captain William Clark, sighted a French squadron and following a long chase were involved in an inconclusive action.
1803 Left some of her guns at Madras (Vol iii p, 264)