|French ship Foudroyant (1800)|
Coup of 18 fructidor an V
|Fate:||Broken up in 1834|
|Class & type:||Tonnant class ship of the line|
|Armament:||obusiers de vaisseau|
She was started in Rochefort from 1793, and renamed to Dix-huit fructidor in 1798 in honour of the Coup of 18 fructidor an V, as she was still on keel. She was eventually launched as Foudroyant.
She took part in cruises in the Caribbean under Villaret de Joyeuse.
On 15 September 1806, while under jury rig some 15 miles off Havana, she encountered HMS Anson, under Captain Charles Lydiard. Anson, mistakenly believing Foudroyant distressed, attacked, and was driven off.
She took part in the Battle of the Basque Roads.
She was eventually broken up in 1834.
- Les bâtiments ayant porté le nom de Foudroyant
- 1809 - Fouras (17) - La bataille des brûlots à bord du vaisseau "le Régulus"
- The French Navy in 1816
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