French ship Pluton (1778)

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Combat du Scipion conte le London-Rossel de Cercy mg 5096.jpg
Scipion, sister-ship of Pluton raking HMS London during the Action of 18 October 1782.
Ensign of the French Royal NavyFrance
Name: Pluton
Commissioned: 1778
Decommissioned: 1805
Honours and
Fate: Broken up
Notes: Renamed Dugommier (1797)
General characteristics
Class and type: Scipion class
Tons burthen: 1500 tonnes
Length: 53.8 tonnes
Beam: 14.1 tonnes
Draught: 7.3 m (24 ft)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 to 78 guns of various weights of shot

Pluton was a Scipion class 74-gun French ship of the line built at Rochefort.

She fought in a series of battles during the American War of Independence, including the battles of Martinique (1780), Fort Royal (1781), Chesapeake (1781), St. Kitts, (1782), and the Saintes (1782).

She was renamed Dugommier in 1797 and seems to have seen little further active service. She was broken up in 1805.