French ship Formidable (1751)
|Captured:||20 November 1759, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||20 November 1759|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1768|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||80-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2002 tons (2034.1 tonnes)|
|Length:||188 ft (57 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft 2.75 in (15.0051 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 4.5 in (6.515 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||80 guns of various weights of shot|
She fought at the Battle of Quiberon Bay on 20 November 1759, where she served as the flagship of De Saint André du Vergé. HMS Resolution captured her at the battle and the Admiralty commissioned her in the Royal Navy as the Third Rate HMS Ham.
Formidable was broken up in 1768.
In popular culture
The Formidable appears as a legendary ship fought in the 2014 video game Assassin's Creed: Rogue at the Battle of Quiberon Bay. In contrast to the game, the ship was sunk by the protagonist Shay Cormac with his ship, the Morrigan, instead of being captured by the Royal Navy.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p178.
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