French ship Heureux (1782)
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|Ordered:||15 February 1782|
|Laid down:||12 May 1782|
|Launched:||19 December 1782|
|In service:||April 1783|
|Fate:||Burnt by the British after the Battle of the Nile|
|Class and type:||Centaure class ship of the line|
|Length:||54.6 m (179 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Draught:||7 m (23 ft)|
She cruised in the Mediterranean in 1794 and 1795.
Under Captain Jean-Pierre Etienne, she took part in the Expedition to Egypt, and in the Battle of the Nile. The first ship to spot the British fleet on 1 August, Heureux fought the next day and was forced to strike her colours. Too badly damaged for repairs, she was burnt.
- Demerliac, Cmdt. Alain, Nomenclature des navires français de 1774 a 1792. Editions ANCRE, Nice.
- Winfield, Rif and Roberts, Stephen (2015) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-204-2.
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