Florissant (74)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by P. Morineau at Rochefort from 1746 and launched in 1750.

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

  • no information found yet

The ship was stricken off of the fleet in 1762.

Service during the War

In March 1758, the ship was part of an important squadron (5 ships of the line and 6 or 7 frigates) being fitted out at Rochefort to escort, from the nearby Isle d'Aix, a fleet of 40 transports with 3,000 troops for America. On April 4, the squadron was attacked by a British squadron under the command of sir Edward Hawke. The French warships escaped but several merchantmen ran ashore.


Technical specifications
Guns 74
Lower gundeck 28 x 36-pdrs
Upper gundeck 30 x 18-pdrs
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 16 x 8-pdrs
Crew no information available
Length 166 (53.92 m) in French feet
Width 45 ft (14.64 m)
Depth 22' 3" (7.19 m)
Displacement 1500 tons


Blasco, Manuel, French 3rd Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.