French ship Orient (1756)

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Orient being reduced to a 74-gun

The Orient was a 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Originally built for the French East India Company, she was purchased for the French Navy in May 1759.

In 1778, she was reduced to a 74-gun Second Rate (Vaisseau du 2e Rang).

She was wrecked near Trincomalee in the East Indies in February 1782.