French ship Caton (1777)
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|Laid down:||April 1770|
|Launched:||5 July 1777|
|Captured:||19 April 1782, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||19 April 1782|
|In service:||Registered on 29 January 1783|
|Reclassified:||Hospital ship from August 1790|
|Fate:||Sold on 9 February 1815|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||64-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,407 23⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||44 ft 0.5 in (13.424 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Complement:||500 (491 from 1794)|
She was captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of the Mona Passage on 19 April 1782, and commissioned as the third rate HMS Caton. She was placed on harbour service in 1798, and sold out of the service in 1815.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p182.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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