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BRITANNIA (100) 1st rate Built in 1762, Portsmouth.
Broken up in 1869.

  • 1778 Capt. John MOUNTRAY, 1781 Capt. Joseph PEYTON, flag captain to Vice Adm. DARBY, but he retained this position for a short time only and the Vice Admiral resigned shortly afterwards.
  • 1782 In April the flagship of Vice Adm. Samuel BARRINGTON in the Channel fleet. He was sent out with a squadron to intercept a French convoy about to sail from Brest, bound for the East Indies. They fell in with the French on the 20th. and, after a chace of several hours, the PEGASSE (74), was captured by FOUDROYANT and ACTIONNAIRE (64), (armed en flute) by QUEEN, as well as many as many of the transports and storeships in the convoy.
  • 1791 Capt. John HOLLOWAY, flagship of Vice Adm. William HOTHAM, Between August and December 1793 she was with the Mediterranean fleet under Vice Adm. Lord HOOD. At the beginning of November HOTHAM 1794 took over as commander in chief when HOOD returned to England.
  • 1793 Capt. J. HOLLOWAY with the flag of Vice Ad. HOTHAM.
  • 1796 Capt. S. PEARD, 01/1796. Capt. D. FOLEY, 05/1796, with Vice Ad. Sir Hyde PARKER.
  • 1797 Capt. Thomas FOLEY, flagship of Vice Adm. Charles THOMPSON. In June Capt. E. MARSH was appointed to her.
  • In 1800 she was at Portsmouth being fitted out as a convalescent ship under Lieut. CONOLLY.
  • 1801 In ordinary at Portsmouth.
  • 1803 Capt. Edward KITTOE (acting) fitting out at Portsmouth for active service as flagship of the Earl of NORTHESK.
    On 15 August, while she was lying in the harbour, she was visited by the Dukes of York and Cambridge who were touring the dockyard and on the 21st. she sailed to Spithead to form part of the Channel fleet.
  • On 29 and 30 January BRITANNIA, although under orders to join the fleet was storm bound at St. Helen's. It was 5 February before she managed to sail, in spite of contrary winds.
  • 1804 Capt. Charles BULLEN, 06/1804, flagship of the EARL OF NORTHESK, at first forming part of the Channel fleet but then detached under the orders of Sir Robert CALDER to reinforce Vice Ad. COLLINGWOOD off Cadiz.
  • At Trafalgar BRITANNIA was in NELSON's weather division. Although she had been assigned to lead the second division of six ships but, because of her heavy sailing which was noticeable on most occasions, she dropped out of the line and missed much of the battle. She finally destroyed INTREPIDE after that prize had been cut adrift by AJAX in the gale after the battle. BRITANNIA had 10 killed and 42 wounded.
    After Trafalgar Lord NORTHESK resigned his command due to ill health and Capt. BULLEN re-fitted BRITANNIA at Gibraltar before returning to England with three of the prizes as a private ship.
    BRITANNIA was put out of commission at Plymouth in June 1806.
  • In January 1812 she was renamed PRINCESS ROYAL, 12 days later ST. GEORGE, and in 1819 BARFLEUR.

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