For other ships of the same name, see French ship Peuple and French ship Caton.
|French ship Duc de Bourgogne (1752)|
Launching of the Duc de Bourgogne
Duc de Bourgogne|
Duke of Burgundy|
Laid down as Brave
Caton in 1794
renamed Peuple in 1792
Broken up in 1856|
|General characteristics |
18 8-pound guns
30 36-pound guns
32 18-pound guns
The Duc de Bourgogne was a 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.
She was refitted twice, in and 1761 and 1779, having her hull coppered.
Under Charles de Ternay, she was the flagship of the expeditionary corps that left on 2 May 1780 for the American war of Independence, and carried the Count of Rochambeau.
She took part in the Battle of the Saintes, where she collided with Bourgogne 
In 1792, she was renamed Peuple, and Caton in 1794.
She was eventually broken up in 1800.
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