French ship Raisonnable (1755)

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French Royal Navy EnsignFrance
Name: Raisonnable
Launched: 1755
Captured: 29 May 1758, by Royal Navy
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: Raisonnable
Acquired: 29 May 1758
Fate: Lost, 1762
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1327 tons (1348.3 tonnes)
Length: 159 ft 2 in (48.51 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 48 ft 10.5 in (14.9 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 6 34 in (6.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot

Raisonnable was a 64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, launched in 1755.

On 29 May 1758, she was captured in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Achilles at the Action of 29 April 1758, and commissioned in the Royal Navy as the third rate HMS Raisonnable. She was lost off Martinique on 3 February 1762.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p178.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.