French ship Guerrier (1754)

From SpottingWorld, the Hub for the SpottingWorld network...
Career (France) French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign
Name: Guerrier
Namesake: "Warrior"
Ordered: 18 September 1750
Builder: Toulon
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
General characteristics
Class and type: Magnifique class ship of the line
Displacement: 1500 tonnes
Length: 53.6 metres
Beam: 14 metres
Draught: 6.6 metres
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 678 men
Armament: 74 guns
Armour: Timber

The Guerrier was a Magnifique class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

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.

In July 1781, she took part in the Invasion of Minorca. On 9 August, she captured the 700-tonne HMS Scarborough.

By the time of the invasion of Egypt, Guerrier should have been decommissioned for two years [1], 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

  1. La Campagne d'Egypte, by François-Guy Hourtoulle,

pl:Guerrier (1754)