Souverain-class ship of the line

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Protecteur mg 9407.jpg
Scale model of Protecteur on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris. This model is a 64-gun, probably mislabeled.
Class overview
Name: Souverain class
Builders: Toulon[1]
Operators:  French Navy
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Displacement: 1530 tonnes[1]
Length: 54.6 m (179 ft 2 in)[1]
Beam: 14.3 m (46 ft 11 in) [1]
Draught: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)[1]
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 74 guns
Armour: Timber

The Souverain class was a type of two 74-gun ships of the line.


Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 25 October 1755
Launched: December 1755
Fate: Captured by the British after the Battle of the Nile, 2 August 1798.
Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 29 May 1757
Launched: 22 May 1760
Fate: Hulked in 1784

Notes, citations, and references[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Roche, vol.1, p.364


  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. p. 364. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.