French ship Duc de Bourgogne (1752)

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For other ships with the same name, see French ship Peuple and French ship Caton.
Lancement du vaisseau Duc de Bourgogne.jpg
Launching of the Duc de Bourgogne
History
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Name: Duc de Bourgogne
Namesake: Duke of Burgundy
Builder: Rochefort
Launched: 1751
Renamed:
  • Laid down as Brave
  • renamed Peuple in 1792
  • Caton in 1794
Fate: Broken up in 1856
General characteristics
Displacement: 1800 tonnes
Length: 53 m (174 ft)
Beam: 13.4 m (44 ft)
Draught: 6.4 m (21 ft)
Propulsion: sail
Sail plan: full rigged
Complement: 840
Armament:
  • 80 guns
  • 30 36-pounder guns
  • 32 18-pounder guns
  • 18 8-pounder guns

The Duc de Bourgogne was an 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

She was refitted twice, in and 1761 and 1779, having her hull coppered.

Under Charles de Ternay, she was the flagship of the expeditionary corps that left on 2 May 1780 for the American war of Independence, and carried the Count of Rochambeau.

She took part in the Battle of the Saintes, where she collided with Bourgogne.[1]

In 1792, she was renamed Peuple, and Caton in 1794.

She was eventually broken up in 1800.[2]

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