French ship Pluton (1778)

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Watercolour portrait of Pluton, by François Roux, commissioned by Willaumez.
History
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Name:Pluton [1]
Commissioned: 1778 [1]
Decommissioned: 1805 [1]
Honours and
awards:
Fate: Broken up
Notes: Renamed Dugommier (1797) [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Scipion class
Tons burthen: 1500 tonnes
Length: 53.8 tonnes
Beam: 14.1 tonnes
Draught: 7.3 m (24 ft)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 74 to 78 guns of various weights of shot

Pluton was a Scipion class 74-gun French ship of the line built at Rochefort.

Career

Pluton took part in the Battle of Martinique on 17 April 1780, under La Marthonie. [2] Albert de Rions took command, and captained her at the Battle of Martinique on 29 April 1781, [3] at the Battle of the Chesapeake on 5 September 1781, [4] at St. Kitts on 24–25 January 1782, [5] and at the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April. [6] [1]

She was renamed Dugommier in 1797 and seems to have seen little further active service. She was broken up in 1805. [1]

Notes and references

Notes

    References

    1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Roche (2005), p. 355, volume 1.
    2. Troude (1867), p. 71.
    3. Troude (1867), p. 101.
    4. Troude (1867), p. 107.
    5. Troude (1867), p. 115.
    6. Troude (1867), p. 140.

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