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Pégase-class ship of the line
Class overview
Name: Pégase
Operators:  French Navy
 Royal Navy
Completed: 6 [1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Pégase class
Tons burthen: 1500 tonnes[2]
Length: 55.2 metres[2]
Beam: 14.3 metres[2]
Draught: 6.8 metres[2]
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:

74 to 78 guns of various weights of shot

The Pégase class was type of 74-gun ships, designed by engineer Antoine Groignard.[2] It comprised six ships:[1]

Ships

Builder: Brest
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 5 October 1781
Fate: Captured by HMS Queen in 1782; deleted in 1815
Builder: Rochefort
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 24 July 1782
Fate: Captured at the Battle of Cape Noli; retaken in the Action of 7 October 1795; sold at Cadiz in June 1799
Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 16 February 1782
Fate: Burnt at the end of the Siege of Toulon. Raised in 1805 and scrapped in 1808.
Builder: Lorient
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 13 March 1782
Fate: Surrendered to the British by her Royalist crew during the Siege of Toulon; flew to England at the fall of the city; became a hulk in Portsmouth and Spithead; scrapped in 1816.
Builder: Toulon
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 6 March 1782
Fate: Burnt at the end of the Siege of Toulon. Raised in 1805 and scrapped in 1806.
Builder: Rochefort
Ordered: 13 July 1781
Launched: 25 May 1782
Fate: Burnt during the Battle of Hyères Islands by her own heated shots, exploded.

Notes and References

Notes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roche, p.508
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Roche, p.344
  3. Roche, p.103
  4. Roche, p.150
  5. Roche, p.368
  6. Roche, p.424
  7. Roche, p.30-31

Bibliography

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 280. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 


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