French ship Vengeur (1765)
|Owner:||French East India Company|
|Laid down:||May 1756|
|Launched:||25 October 1756|
|In service:||February 1757|
|Out of service:||11 July 1764 in Lorient|
|Fate:||Wrecked in March 1785|
|Class and type:||64-gun ship of the line|
|Length:||48 m (157 ft)|
|Beam:||12.34 m (40.5 ft)|
|Draught:||5.2 m (17 ft)|
Vengeur was originally built as an East Indiaman for the French East India Company. Her plans, however, followed military specification, as she was suppoesd to be able to integrate a naval squadron if necessary. She cruised as a merchantman from 1757 to 1765, when she was sold to the Navy. After a refit in Brest, she was brought into service under Captain Jean Christy de La Pallière.
In October 1778, along with the frigate Belle Poule, she captured the privateer St Peters. She took part in the Action of 18 December 1779, when she, along with Annibal and Réfléchi, saved a convoy from the British off Fort Royal.
She took part in the Battle of Martinique (1780)
Incorporated into Suffren's squadron, she was present at the Battle of Porto Praya, although she did not take part in the action. She was similarly present at the Battle of Negapatam without fighting, while led Suffren to report her captain, Comte de Forbin.
Notes, citations, and references
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- Roche, vol.1, p.458
- FCDI Vengeur
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. p. 28. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
- HMXMS Vengeur, 64, 3decks.pbworks.com
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