Origin and History
This ship of the line was built by Laurent Hélie in Brest starting in 1735. She was launched on June 27 1738.
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:
- in November 1759: Captain Montalais
The ship was sunk during the Battle of Quiberon on November 20 1759.
Service during the War
In November 1759, in preparation for the planned invasion of England, the ship set sail for Quiberon Bay with the Brest Fleet. On November 20, she took part in the battle of Quiberon. At about 2:30 p.m., the ship, who had opened his lower deck ports, foundered.
|Crew||550 men and 6 officers (at Quiberon in 1759, the ship carried between 630 and 800 men including troops)|
|Length||152 ft 6 in (49.37 m) in French feet|
|Width||42 ft 8 in (13.75 m)|
|Depth||21 ft (6.85 m)|
Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780, May 2001
Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail
N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.