French ship Réfléchi (1776)

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Réfléchi was a 64-gun Solitaire-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

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Name: Réfléchi
Builder: Rochefort[1]
Laid down: May 1772[1]
Launched: 25 November 1776[1]
Commissioned: February 1777[1]
Out of service: 1793[1]
General characteristics [2][1]
Class and type: Solitaire class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1521 tons (1545.4 tonnes)
Length: 50 metres [1]
Beam: 13.3 metres [1]
Draught: 6.5 metres [1]
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship


In 1779, Réfléchi was under Captain Cillart de Suville and part of the White squadron (centre) of the fleet under Orvilliers.[3]

Réfléchi took part in the Battle of Martinique on 18 December 1779, when she, along with Annibal and Vengeur, saved a convoy from the British off Fort Royal.[1] She was part of the French squadron at the Action of 20 March 1780 when she fought Parker's squadron off Saint Domingue, along with Diadème, Amphion and Annibal, and was present at the Battle of the Chesapeake.[1]

From 20 August 1783 to 28 December, she was at the Martinique station under Captain Du Bois.[1]

She became a hulk in Brest in November 1788, and was broken up around 1793 after having been renamed Turot.[1]

Sources and referencesEdit



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Roche (2005), p. 373.
  2. ^ Lavery (2003), p. 182.
  3. ^ Lacour-Gayet (1910), p. 616.


  • Lacour-Gayet, Georges (1910). La marine militaire de la France sous le règne de Louis XVI. Paris: Honoré Champion.
  • Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • 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.