French ship Formidable (1751)
|Captured:||20 November 1759, by Royal Navy|
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Acquired:||20 November 1759|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1768|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||80-gun third rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2002 tons (2034.1 tonnes)|
|Length:||188 ft (57 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft 2.75 in (15.0051 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 4.5 in (6.515 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||80 guns of various weights of shot|
She fought at the Battle of Quiberon Bay on 20 November 1759, where she served as the flagship of De Saint André du Vergé. HMS Resolution captured her at the battle and the Admiralty commissioned her in the Royal Navy as the Third Rate HMS Formidable.
Formidable was broken up in 1768.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p178.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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