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  1. Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

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    Océan / Montagne.


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    Océan was a 118-gun first-rate three-decker ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Estates of Bourgogne.

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    She was ordered as États de Bourgogne and was launched at
    Brest in 1790. Like many French ships of the line during the Revolutionary period, she was renamed
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  2. HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)

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    HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)



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    Battle of Ushant (1778)

    HMS Berwick was a 74-gun Elizabeth-classthird rate of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 18 April 1775, to a design by Sir Thomas Slade. She fought the French at the Battle of Ushant (1778) and the Dutch at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1781). The French captured her in the Action of 8 March 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars and she served with them
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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