César-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: César
Builders: Toulon
Operators:  French Navy
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Displacement: 1500 tonnes
Length: 54.6 m (179 ft)
Beam: 14.1 m (46 ft)
Draught: 6.7 m (22 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Lower gundeck: 28 × 36-pounder long guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder long guns
  • Forecastle and Quarter deck:
16 × 8-pounder long guns
Armour: Timber
Notes: Ships in class include: César, Destin, Zélé

The César class was a type of three 74-gun ships of the line.

Builder: Toulon
Ordered:
Launched: 3 Aug 1768
Fate: Captured & burnt by the British at the Battle of The Saintes, Apr 1782
Builder: Toulon
Ordered:
Launched: 21 Oct 1777
Fate: Captured by the British at Toulon Aug 1793 & burnt by them there Dec 1793
Builder: Toulon (plans by Coulomb)
Ordered:
Launched: 1 July 1763
Fate: Broken up May 1806

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