HMS Ville de Paris

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HMS Ville de Paris.jpg
The Ship Ville de Paris under Full Sail, a painting of Thomas Buttersworth
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Ville de Paris
Ordered: 25 May 1788
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 1 July 1789
Launched: 17 July 1795
Fate: Broken up, 1845
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 110-gun first rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2351 tons (2388.7 tonnes)
Length: 190 ft (58 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

110 guns:

  • Gundeck: 30 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 12 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 12 pdrs

HMS Ville de Paris was a 110-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 17 July 1795 at Chatham Dockyard. She was designed by Sir John Henslow, and was the only ship built to her draught.[1] She was named after the French ship of the line Ville de Paris, flagship of François Joseph Paul de Grasse during the American Revolutionary War. That ship had been captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of the Saintes in April 1782, but on the voyage to England, as a prize, she sank in a hurricane in September 1782.

She served as the flagship of John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent with the Channel Fleet. Later, Admiral Collingwood died aboard her of cancer while on service in the Mediterranean, off Port Mahon, on 7 March 1810.

Ville de Paris was placed on harbour service in 1824, and she was broken up in 1845.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 182.