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Caesar (1793); Warship; 80 guns

Ship models

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Collection Ship models, Sailing warships
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsCaesar (1793)

Object details:

Object ID SLR0569
Description Scale: 1:48. A block model of the type often used in the design of ships, and later for exhibit at the naval museum in Somerset House in the Strand, London. The ‘Caesar’ was a rare example of a British-built, two-decker 80-gun ship, though many of the type were captured from the French. The ‘Caesar’ was often used as a flagship. In 1794 it was at the Battle of theGlorious First of June, and in 1801 it took part in a well-known action off Algeciras under Sir James Saumarez. It led an attempted attack on Brest in 1805 and later that year, under Sir Richard Strachan, it led a force that captured four French ships that had escaped from Trafalgar. It became a depot ship in 1815 and was broken up in 1821.
Date made 1793

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood; paint
Measurements Overall model: 340 x 1369 x 321 mm; Base: 92 x 1495 x 286 mm
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