French ship Bourgogne (1767)

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Name: Bourgogne
Namesake: Bourgogne
Ordered: 16 January 1762
Builder: Toulon
Laid down: 31 January 1762
Launched: 26 June 1766
General characteristics
Displacement: 1500 tonnes
Length: 51.2 m (168 ft)
Beam: 13.3 m (44 ft)
Draught: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Propulsion: sail
Sail plan: full rigged
Complement: 840
Armament:

74 guns
28 36-pounder guns
30 18-pounder guns

16 8-pounder guns

The Bourgogne was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Estates of Bourgogne.

She was commissioned in 1772, and served in the squadron of the Mediterranean, with a refit in 1775, and another in 1778.

On 4 May 1779, off Gibraltar, she took part in a naval action with Victoire against the 32-gun frigates HMS Thetis and Montreal. Montreal was captured, while Thetis managed to escape.

She took part in the American war of Independence, notably fighting gallantly at the Battle of the Saintes, where she collided with Duc de Bourgogne [1]

She was wrecked on 4 February 1783 off Curaçao[2] with the loss of 80.

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