|French ship Vengeur (1765)|
|Owner:||Compagnie des Indes|
|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 & type:||64-gun ship of the line|
|Armament:||6-pounder long guns|
Vengeur was originally built as an East Indiaman by the French company of the Indies. 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.
She took part in all the battles of the American War of Independence in Suffren's fleet. 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.
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