Three ships of the French Navy have borne the name Brutus in honour of several Roman politicians named Brutus:
Note: The Brutus Français, (ex-Pulaski, ex-Pichegru, and frequently referred to in news reports as Brutus), was a French 20-gun privateer operating highly successfully out of Charleston, South Carolina in 1795, in the Caribbean. This was not Brutus (1780-1795) above.
- ^ Jackson, Melvin H. (1969) Privateers in Charleston 1793-1796: An Account of a French Palatinate in South Carolina. Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology No. 1. (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press).