French ship Magnanime (1779)
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For other ships with the same name, see French ship Magnanime.
|Laid down:||October 1778|
|Launched:||27 August 1779|
|In service:||December 1779|
|Out of service:||1792|
|Class and type:||Magnanime class ship of the line|
|Length:||55.6 m (182 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Draught:||6.8 m (22 ft)|
She took part in the American War of Independence in De Grasse's squadron, most notably in the Battle of the Saintes, where she trailed with Zélée, in the Battle of St. Lucia, and in the Battle of the Chesapeake.
She was broken up in Brest in 1793.
Sources and references
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.[page needed][self-published source?]
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