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French ship Heureux (1782)

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Name  Heureux
Ordered  15 February 1782
Laid down  12 May 1782
Construction started  12 May 1782
Length  55 m
Displacement  1.53 million kg
Namesake  "Merry"
Builder  Toulon
In service  April 1783
Launched  19 December 1782
Weight  1,530 tons
Draft  7 m

The Heureux was a Centaure class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

She cruised in the Mediterranean in 1794 and 1795.

Under Captain Jean-Pierre Etienne, she took part in the Expedition to Egypt, and in the Battle of the Nile. The first ship to spot the British fleet on 1 August, Heureux fought the next day and was forced to strike her colours. Too badly damaged for repairs, she was burnt.

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French ship Heureux (1782) Wikipedia


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