French ship Diadème (1756)
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|Ordered:||10 September 1755|
|Laid down:||September 1755|
|Launched:||26 July 1756|
|Renamed:||Brutus on 29 September 1792|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1797|
|Class & type:||Diadème-class ship of the line|
|Displacement:||1,500 tonnes (1,476 long tons)|
|Length:||54.6 m (179 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||14.1 m (46 ft 3 in)|
|Draught:||6.8 m (22 ft 4 in)|
She took part in the naval operations in the American Revolutionary War under de Grasse, notably fighting at the Battle of the Chesapeake.
On 29 September 1792, she was renamed Brutus.
She was eventually broken up in 1797.
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