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Origin and History

This ship of the line was built by Chapelle in Toulon (France) in 1746. She was launched in 1747.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • 1756: chevalier de Raimondis

The ship was striken off of the fleet in 1772.

Service during the War

In 1756, the ship participated to the amphibious expedition against Minorca. On May 20, she took part to the battle of Minorca against admiral Byng's squadron where a French fleet prevented him to bring reinforcement to Fort St. Philip in Mahon.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 64
1st deck 26 x 24-pdrs
2nd deck 28 x 12-pdrs
3rd deck 10 x 6-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 148 feet (45.11 m)
Width 40 feet (12.19 m)
Depth 19.5 feet (5.94 m)
Displacement 1180 tons (1070 metric tons)

References

Anonymous, A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761

Fortescue J. W., A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899, pp. 291-295

Pajol, Charles P. V., Les Guerres sous Louis XV, vol. VI, Paris, 1891, pp. 3-19

Unknown author, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780