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1801 - Launch of DREADNOUGHT

13th June.“Dreadnought”, 98 guns (see 1742 and 1906) launched after 13 years on the stocks in the Dockyard. She was designed by Sir John Henslow. She took part in the battle of Trafalgar capturing the Spanish San Juan. She was hulked in 1825 and became a Lazaretto. The name lazaretto comes from Italy and was used to describe a ship where the practice of rigid quarantine was enforced to limit the spread of infectious disease. In 1831 she went to Greenwich as a seaman’s hospital.