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  1. HMS Royal Sovereign.

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    HMS Royal Sovereign.

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    Royal Sovereign was a 100-gun
    first rateship of the line of the Royal Navy, which served as the flagship of AdmiralCollingwood at the Battle of Trafalgar. She was the third of seven Royal Navy ships to bear the name. Designed by Sir Edward Hunt, she was launched at Plymouth Dockyard on 11 September 1786, at a cost of £67,458, and was the only ship built to her draught. She was known by her crew as the "West Country
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  2. The Orient.

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    The Orient.



    The Orient was an Océan-class 118-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, famous for her role as flagship of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile in August 1798, and for her spectacular destruction that day when her magazines detonated. The event was commemorated by numerous paintings and poems.


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    Orient in Toulon.

    The ship was laid down in
    Toulon, and launched on 20 July
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  3. HMS Bellona.

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    HMS Bellona.



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    HMS Bellona was a 74-gun
    Bellona-class third-rateship of the line of the Royal Navy. Designed by Sir Thomas Slade, she was a prototype for the iconic 74-gun ships of the latter part of the 18th century. "The design of the Bellona class was never repeated precisely, but Slade experimented slightly with the lines, and the Arrogant, Ramillies, Egmont, and Elizabeth classes were almost identical in size, layout,
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  4. Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

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    Vanguard
    74-gun 3rd rate ship of the line
    • Launched in March 1787.
    • Broken up in September 1821.
    • Nelson served in her as a Rear-Admiral from March 1798 - June 1799. His Captains were Edward Berry, from December 1797 - August 1798; and Thomas Hardy, from August 1798 - June 1799.
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  5. Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

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    Duguay-Trouin.

    Part 1 (In French Service.)


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    Originally named Duguay-Trouin after René Trouin, Sieur du Gué who was a famous Breton corsair of Saint-Malo. He had a brilliant privateering and naval career and eventually became "Lieutenant-General of the Naval Armies of the King."


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    Construction, to a plan by Rolland but updated to a plan
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