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MAJESTIC (74) Built in 1785, Deptford.
Reduced to 4th Rate in 1813.
Broken up in 1816.

  • 1794 Capt. Charles COTTON, with Ad. Earl HOWE's fleet at the battle of the Glorious First of June 1794.
    During the three days, 28 and 29 May, 1 June, she lost 3 men killed and 18 wounded.
  • 1796 West Indies, sailed for England with Vice Ad.Sir John LAFOREY in April.
  • 1797 Capt. George Blagdon WESTCOTT, cruising.
  • 1799 Capt. CUTHBERT, Gibraltar.
  • 1800 re-fitting at Plymouth.
  • 1805 Capt. Joseph HANWELL, with the flag of Rear Ad. T. M. RUSSEL, North Sea.
  • 1807 Capt. George HART, with the flag of Vice Ad. RUSSEL, Yarmouth.
  • 1808 Capt. FOSTER, North Sea.
    Capt. Frederick WATKINS, 01/1809.
    In May 1809 the boats of MAJESTIC captured a Danish privateer lugger SPIDER of two guns and 21 men.
  • 1811 Out of commission at Chatham.
  • 1814 As a 54. Capt. John HAYES.
    On the morning of 3 February 1814 MAJESTIC, sailing from St. Michael's to Madeira, was chasing a ship when she came across three more ships and a brig about nine miles off.
    Capt. HAYES gave over the pursuit and closed them to find that they were two 44-gun frigates, a 20-gun ship and a brig with no apparent armament.
    He opened fire on one of the frigates and after an hour and three quarters she struck her colours.
    Approaching darkness and a rising sea made it necessary for MAJESTIC to stay close to her prize and this allowed the others to escape.
    The captured ship was the TERPSICHORE (44) which had sailed with her sister ship ATALANTE from the Scheldt on 20 October 1813 for L'Orient.
    They had sailed from there on 8 January.
    The enemy had 3 men killed, 6 wounded and 2 drowned.; MAJESTIC none.
  • 1816 Out of commission at Plymouth.

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