French ship Magnanime (1779)

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History
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Name: Magnanime
Namesake: Magnanimous
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: October 1778
Launched: 27 August 1779
In service: December 1779
Out of service: 1792
General characteristics
Class and type: Magnanime class ship of the line
Displacement: 1500 tonnes
Length: 55.6 m (182 ft)
Beam: 14.3 m (47 ft)
Draught: 6.8 m (22 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • 28 36-pounders
  • 30 18-pounders
  • 16 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

The Magnanime was a 74-gun of the French Navy, lead ship of her class

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.

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