French ship Zélé (1764)
|Builder:||Toulon (plans by Coulomb)|
|Laid down:||February 1762|
|Launched:||1 July 1763|
|Out of service:||1806|
|Notes:||Offered by the receveurs généraux des finances|
|Class & type:||César class ship of the line|
|Length:||54.6 m (179 ft)|
|Beam:||14.1 m (46 ft)|
|Draught:||6.7 m (22 ft)|
On 6 July 1779, she participated in the Battle of Grenada as a member of the Vanguard. In 1781 and 1782, she took part in the naval operations in the American Revolutionary War, under Admiral de Grasse. She fought at the Battle of the Chesapeake.
She was broken up in May 1806.
- Ships of the line
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
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