French ship Royal Louis (1758)
Model of the fictitious ship Sans-Pareil that defined the type of Royal Louis
|Namesake:||Louis of France|
|Laid down:||June 1757|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1773|
|Class and type:||First-rate ship of the line|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
The Royal Louis was a first-rate 116-gun ship of the line of the Royal French Navy, built in 1757-59 by Jacques-Luc Coulomb at Brest. She was the fourth ship to bear the name, and the only ship of the Sans-Pareil design ever built.
In 1771, when in dry dock, she was damaged beyond repair and eventually demolished in 1772.
A 1/18 scale model on display at Paris naval museum is thought to represent Royal Louis.
- 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.
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