HMS Glorieux

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Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Glorieux
Launched: 10 August 1756
Captured: At the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April 1783
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Glorieux
Acquired: 12 April 1783
Commissioned: 13 April 1783
Fate: Foundered in a hurricane on 18 September 1782
General characteristics
Class and type: 74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,718 tons
Length: 175 ft (53 m)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 3 in (6.48 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 600

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

The French ship Glorieux was a second rate 74 gun ship in the French Navy. Built by Clairin Deslauriers at Rochefort and launched on 10 August 1756, she was rebuilt in 1777.

She was captured by the British at the Battle of the Saintes on 10 April 1782 and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Glorieux or HMS Glorious the following day. She was rated as a third rate.

She sailed with the fleet for England on 25 July 1782 but was lost later that year in a hurricane storm off Newfoundland on 16-17 September, along with the other captured French prize ships Ville de Paris, Hector and Caton. Glorieux was lost with all hands, including her captain, Thomas Cadogan, son of Charles Cadogan, 3rd Baron Cadogan. This disaster to the fleet of Admiral Graves also saw the loss of HMS Ramillies, HMS Centaur, the storeships Dutton and British Queen, and other merchantmen from a convoy of 94 ships, with a total of over 3,500 men lost. Heller SA has created a 1:150 scale model of Le Glorieux in it's French guise.


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See also

fi:HMS Glorious (1782)