|French ship Héros (1778)|
scuttled by fire on 18 December 1793|
|General characteristics |
168 ft (51 m)|
436 ft (133 m)|
21 ft (6.4 m)|
Castles: 16 8-pounders
Lower battery: 28 36-pounders
Upper battery: 30 18-pounders
The Héros was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, known mostly for being the flagship of Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez during the American war of independence.
She was built in 1778 at Toulon on a design by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb.
In 1781, she became the flagship of Suffren, notably leading the French line at the Battle of Porto Praya.
She was in Toulon when the city was captured by the British. When the city was liberated in 1793, the British scuttled her by fire.
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.