The Sultan was serving in the Channel blockade at the time Napoleon's armies invaded Britain in December 1807. She, like the Goliath, had been harpooned and entangled by the French dragons, enabling the French fleet to sail from the port of Calais and land on the British coast.
|Ship Ordered:||31 January 1805|
|Ship builder:||Deptford Dockyard|
|Laid down:||December 1805|
|Launched:||19 September 1807|
|Class:||Fame class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||tons (1779.1 tonnes)|
|Length:||175 ft (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in|
|Hold depth:||20 ft 6 in|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.