French ship Guerrier (1754)
|Ordered:||18 September 1750|
|Laid down:||3 September 1750|
|Launched:||9 September 1753|
|In service:||January 1754|
|Captured:||2 August 1798|
|Fate:||Burnt by the British after the Battle of the Nile|
|Class and type:||Magnifique class ship of the line|
She took part in the Battle of Minorca and in the Battle of Lagos. She was part of Bougainville's squadron for the Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War, and took part in the operations before the Battle of Rhode Island, in the Battle of Grenada, and in the Siege of Savannah.
By the time of the invasion of Egypt, Guerrier should have been decommissioned for two years , but was nevertheless incorporated in the invasion fleet. She took part in the Battle of the Nile, where she was captured by the British. She was so badly damaged that she was burnt.
Sources and references
- La Campagne d'Egypte, by François-Guy Hourtoulle, Napoleon.org
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. [page needed][self-published source?]
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