French ship César (1768)
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For other ships of the same name, see French ship César.
The end of the César, by François Aimé Louis Dumoulin.
|Ordered:||10 March 1767|
|Laid down:||August 1767|
|Launched:||3 August 1768|
|In service:||November 1768|
|Struck:||12 April 1782|
|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)|
She took part in the Battle of the Chesapeake. She was present at the Battle of the Saintes, where she was totally dismasted, and captured by HMS Centaur; soon afterwards, her magazines detonated, killing 400 French and 50 English sailors.
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