French ship Citoyen (1764)
|Laid down:||July 1761|
|Launched:||27 August 1764|
|In service:||December 1764|
|Class & type:||Citoyen class ship of the line|
Ordered in May 1757 as Cimeterre, the ship was renamed Citoyen on 20 January 1762. A launching attempt aborted on 10 August 1764, when she came to a halt on the ramp, and she was eventually set afloat 17 days later.
She took part in the Battle of Martinique (1780). In 1781, under Captain de Thy, she was appointed to the squadron of Admiral de Grasse and took part in the Battle of Fort Royal in April. On 24 August, along with Glorieux, she captured HMS Cormorant off Charleston. In September, she took part in the Battle of the Chesapeake.
In 1783, she was decommissioned, and was eventually broken up in 1791.
- Naval Database
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 116. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
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