HMS (His Majesty’s Ship) Ajax was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the British Royal Navy. It supported a crew of 250 sailors.
Ajax participated in the Egyptian operation of 1801 and the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1805. Ajax was one of Admiral Horatio Nelson’s fleet that defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar. It was lost to a disastrous fire in February of 1807 during the Dardanelles Operation.
TYPE: Ship of the Line
LAUNCHED: March 3, 1798
LENGTH: 182 feet, 5 inches (gun deck), 149 feet, 10.625 inches (keel)
ARMAMENT: 74 guns
BUILT: John Randall and Co., Rotherhithe (London), England
Modeled and loaned by Bob Bagnoli