French ship Héros (1752)

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Aftermath of the Battle of Quiberon Bay, by Richard Wright
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Builder: Brest arsenal
Laid down: November 1750
Launched: 1 September 1752
Completed: October 1752
Fate: scuttled on the 21 November 1759
General characteristics
Displacement: 1500 tonnes
Length: 164 ft (50 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Propulsion: sail
Complement: 750 men
  • 74 guns:
  • Lower battery: 28 36-pounders
  • Upper battery: 30 18-pounders
  • Gaillards: 16 8-pounders
Armour: timber

The Héros ("hero") was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, built by Joseph Chapelle at Brest and launched in 1752

In 1755, the Héros, under captain de Kermabon, took part in the Canadian campaign in the Bullion de Montlouet squadron.

She was wrecked off le Croisic and scuttled at the Battle of Quiberon Bay, the 21 September 1759.