Pégase-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Pégase
Operators:  French Navy
 Royal Navy
Completed: 6 [1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Pégase class
Tons burthen: 1500 tonnes[2]
Length: 55.2 metres[2]
Beam: 14.3 metres[2]
Draught: 6.8 metres[2]
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 to 78 guns of various weights of shot

The Pégase class was type of 74-gun ships, designed by engineer Antoine Groignard.[2] It comprised six ships:[1]

Ships[edit]

Builder: Brest
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 5 October 1781
Fate: Captured by HMS Queen in 1782; deleted in 1815
Builder: Rochefort
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 24 July 1782
Fate: Captured at the Battle of Cape Noli; retaken in the Action of 7 October 1795; sold at Cadiz in June 1799
Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 16 February 1782
Fate: Burnt at the end of the Siege of Toulon. Raised in 1805 and scrapped in 1808.
Builder: Lorient
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 13 March 1782
Fate: Surrendered to the British by her Royalist crew during the Siege of Toulon; flew to England at the fall of the city; became a hulk in Portsmouth and Spithead; scrapped in 1816.
Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 6 March 1782
Fate: Burnt at the end of the Siege of Toulon. Raised in 1805 and scrapped in 1806.
Builder: Rochefort
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 25 May 1782
Fate: Burnt during the Battle of Hyères Islands by her own heated shots, exploded.

Notes and References[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roche, p.508
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Roche, p.344
  3. ^ Roche, p.103
  4. ^ Roche, p.150
  5. ^ Roche, p.368
  6. ^ Roche, p.424
  7. ^ Roche, p.30-31

Bibliography[edit]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 280. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.