French ship Alcide (1782)
|Laid down:||July 1781|
|Launched:||25 May 1782|
|In service:||January 1783|
|Fate:||Destroyed at the Battle of Hyères|
|Class and type:||74-gun Pégase class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1500 tonnes|
|Length:||55.2 m (181 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Draught:||6.8 m (22 ft)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||74 guns of various weights of shot, later upgraded to 78|
In 1782, she took part in the American war of Independence in De Grasse's fleet.
She took part in the Battle of Hyères, under captain Le Blond Saint-Hilaire. She was the last ship of the French rear when she was becalmed and had to fight HMS Victory, Culloden, and Cumberland. She managed to damage the rigging of Culloden and almost dismasted Victory, but was quickly battered by her overwhelmingly superior opponents. She surrendered to Cumberland at 2h. The frigates Justice and Alceste attempted to take her in tow to safety, but were repelled by gunfire from Victory.