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Naval History of Great Britain - Vol II
1799 Appendix 380

No. 6

See p. 72

The following statement will show the intended order of battle of the British fleet in the Camperdown battle, the tonnages and complements of the respective ships, together with the damages, as far as they can be ascertained, and the loss officially reported to have been sustained in the action.

SHIPS.

Tons

Principal Damages.

Complement

LOSS.

K

W

 

Russel

1642

No damage of any consequence

584

0

7

 

Director

1377

Foreyard shot away, bowsprit shot through ; also boats, booms, &c .

485

0

7

Larboard or lee division

Montagu

1631

No damage of any consequence

584

3

5

Veteran

1397

Three guns disabled, but nothing further of consequence

485

4

21

Monarch

1612

Hull greatly damaged. Very leaky. Spars and rigging unhurt

593

36

100

Powerful

1627

A good deal hit in hull ; and masts, &c. much wounded

584

10

78

Monmouth

1439

No damage of any consequence

485

5

22

Agincourt

1434

One shot through wind and water. Nothing else material .

485

0

0

Starboard or weather division

Triumph

1825

Very leaky from shot-holes. Three guns and seven carriages disabled. Masts, &c. much cut

634

29

55

Venerable

1669

Much cut up in hull, and very leaky. Some light spars, but no lower masts, shot away

587

15

62

Ardent

1422

Hull pierced in all directions all masts, &c. cut, but none of any consequence shot away

485

41

107

Bedford

1606

Hull hit in many places and very low. Ship leaky in consequence. No principal spars shot away, but most of them wounded

584

30

41

Lancaster

1430

No damage of any consequence

485

3

18

Belliqueux

1379

Hull and spars particularly the former, much shattered

485

25

78

Adamant

1060

No damage of any consequence

338

0

0

Isis

1051

Ditto

398

2

21

 

23602

 

8221

203

622

The order of battle was reversed : hence, the starboard division led. But several of the ships were out of their places.

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