HMS Belliqueux (1758)

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Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Belliqueux
Launched: 1756
Captured: 2 November 1758, by Royal Navy
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Belliqueux
Acquired: 2 November 1758
Fate: Broken up, September 1772
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1372 tons (1394 tonnes)
Length: 157 ft 10½ in (48.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 10½ in (13.7 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 64 guns of various weights of shot

Belliqueux was a 64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, launched in 1756.

She was captured on 2 November 1758 by HMS Antelope in the Irish Sea.[2] She was taken into the Royal Navy and commissioned as the third rate HMS Belliqueux.

The captains were: [2]

  • from November 1758: captain Thomas Saumarez, in the West Indies (quit due to ill health)
  • from 1761: captain Richard Edwards, in the Mediterranean.

Belliqueux was broken up in September 1772.


  1. Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol.1. p.178.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ships of the Old Navy, "Belliqueux".


  • 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.
  • Michael Phillips (2007). Belliqueux (64) (1758). Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

ja:ベリクー (戦列艦・初代)