French ship Pégase (1781)
Foudroyant and Pégase entering Portsmouth Harbour, 1782. Painting by Dominic Serres
|Captured:||21 April 1782, by Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||21 April 1782|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1815|
|Class and type:||74-gun Pégase class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1500 bm|
|Length:||55.2 m (181 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Draught:||6.8 m (22 ft)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||74 guns of various weights of shot, later upgraded to 78|
She was captured by the Captain John Jervis on 21 April 1782, in HMS Foudroyant, Jervis was invested Knight of the Order of the Bath for the capture. Pégase was bought into the Navy and commissioned as the third rate HMS Pegase. She served as a prison ship in Portsmouth from 1799, and was broken up in 1815.
- Winfield, Rif and Roberts, Stephen (2015) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-204-2.
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