French ship Deux Frères

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Name: Deux Frères
Namesake: Louis-Stanislas-Xavier and Charles-Philippe, brothers of Louis XVI
Builder: Brest
Laid down: July 1782
Launched: 17 September 1784
Commissioned: 1785
Renamed: Juste, 29 September 1792
Captured: by the Royal Navy, 1 June 1794
United Kingdom
Name: Juste
Acquired: 1 June 1794
Fate: Broken up in 1811
General characteristics [1]
Type: Ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2,143 1894 (bm)
  • 193 ft 4 in (58.93 m) (gundeck)
  • 159 ft 4 in (48.56 m) (keel)
Beam: 50 ft 3.5 in (15.329 m)
Draught: 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 80 long guns

Deux Frères (literally Two Brothers) was an 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the two brothers of King Louis XVI.[2] The ship was laid down at Brest in July 1782, and launched on 17 September 1784, based on a design by Antoine Groignard, and built by Jacques-Augustin Lamothe.[1] On 29 September 1792, she was renamed Juste.[2]

HMS Queen Charlotte captured Juste at the battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. Captain William Cayley commissioned her in the Royal Navy as HMS Juste in August 1795. In October Captain the Honourable Thomas Pakenham replaced Cayley and commissioned Juste for service in the Channel. Captain Sir Henry Trollope replaced Pakenham in June 1799. In 1801 she was commanded by Captains Herbert Sawyer, Richard Dacres — under whom she took part in Rear-Admiral Robert Calder's pursuit of Honoré Ganteaume's fleet to the West Indies — and Sir Edmund Nagle.


In April 1802 Juste was laid up in ordinary at Plymouth. Juste was broken up there in February 1811.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Winfield, Rif (2005). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4. 
  2. ^ a b Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671–1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 148. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.