Origin and History
The ship was built by Jacques-Luc Coulomb at Brest starting in 1755 and launched in April 1757.
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
- until September 10 1759: captain Anne Marie Charles de la Bourdonnaye
The ship was stricken off of the fleet in 1782.
Service during the War
In February 1758, the ship entered into active service.
In 1759, the ship was part of d'Aché's squadron who sailed from Île de France (actual Mauritius) to India. On September 10, she took part in the battle of Pondicherry.
To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762
|Length||168' (51.21 m) in French feet|
|Width||43' 6" (14.02 m)|
|Depth||20' 6" (6.66 m)|
Blasco, Manuel, 3 Decks Wiki - Minotaure (1757)
Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.