French ship Tonnant (1740)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Tonnant
Namesake: Thundering
Ordered: 12 June 1740
Builder: Toulon
Laid down: 18 October 1740
Launched: 15 November 1743
In service: June 1744
Struck: April 1780
General characteristics
Displacement: 1700 tonnes
Length: 54.6 metres
Beam: 14.9 metres
Draught: 7.5 metres
Propulsion: Sail

80 guns:
30 36-pounders
32 18-pounders

18 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

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

She was the flagship of the French fleet at the Second battle of Cape Finisterre, and later took part in the Battle of Quiberon Bay, and in the American War of Independence.

She was broken up in 1780.