"HMS Sutherland"s Last Battle," by Geoff Hunt. Hornblower in action with four enemy ships of the line off Rosas.

"HMS Sutherland"s Last Battle," by Geoff Hunt. Hornblower in action with four enemy ships of the line off Rosas.

HMS Royal George (3), 100-guns first rate ship of the line launch at Woolwich in 1756  John Cleveley the Elder, "The Royal George at Deptford Showing the Launch of The Cambridge" (1757) - detail/

HMS Royal George (3), 100-guns first rate ship of the line launch at Woolwich in 1756 John Cleveley the Elder, "The Royal George at Deptford Showing the Launch of The Cambridge" (1757) - detail/

100-gun ship of the line | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

100-gun ship of the line | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

HMS Victory -- Example of a British Ship of the era. The Battle of New Orleans December 1814 - January 8, 1815

HMS Victory -- Example of a British Ship of the era. The Battle of New Orleans December 1814 - January 8, 1815

Shipbuilding industries developed to produce these much needed, and quite complicated vessels. http://joyfulmolly.wordpress.com/2007/10/27/resource-updated-molly-joyfuls-list-of-naval-and-historic-resources/

Diagramme d'un ancien bateau de guerre

Shipbuilding industries developed to produce these much needed, and quite complicated vessels. http://joyfulmolly.wordpress.com/2007/10/27/resource-updated-molly-joyfuls-list-of-naval-and-historic-resources/

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Coloured etching showing the the port side of the Commerce de Marseilles (1788). Commerce de Marseiiles was an 188 gun, second rate ship of the line of the French Navy and a lead ship of the Ocean Class.  	21 Mar 1801  	Sewell, John. Coloured etching

Coloured etching showing the the port side of the Commerce de Marseilles (1788). Commerce de Marseiiles was an 188 gun, second rate ship of the line of the French Navy and a lead ship of the Ocean Class. 21 Mar 1801 Sewell, John. Coloured etching

Ship Model Mantua - Sovereign of Seas - 100 Gun First Rate Ship of the Line

Ship Model Mantua - Sovereign of Seas - 100 Gun First Rate Ship of the Line

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