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French ship La Couronne (1768)
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Couronne
Builder: Arsenal of Brest
Laid down: August 1766
Launched: May 1768
Fate: Accidentally burnt in April 1781
General characteristics
Class & type: Saint-Esprit class ship of the line
Displacement: 1754 tonnes
Length: 59.8 metres
Beam: 14.9 metres
Draught: 7.5 metres
Complement: 970
Armament:

80 guns:

  • 30 x 36-pounder long guns
  • 32 x 24-pounder long guns
  • 18 x 18-pounder long guns

The Couronne was an 80-gun Saint-Esprit-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

She was laid down at Brest in August 1766 and launched in May 1768. She took part in the Battle of Ushant in 1778 and the Battle of Martinique under Guichen in July 1780. She was burnt by accident at Brest in April 1781, with some of her salvaged hull probably being used in her successor, also named Couronne.

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