Minotaure (74)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Jacques-Luc Coulomb at Brest starting in 1755 and launched in April 1757.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • until September 10 1759: captain Anne Marie Charles de la Bourdonnaye

The ship was stricken off of the fleet in 1782.

Service during the War

In February 1758, the ship entered into active service.

In 1759, the ship was part of d'Aché's squadron who sailed from Île de France (actual Mauritius) to India. On September 10, she took part in the battle of Pondicherry.

To do: campaigns from 1760 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 74
Lower gundeck 28 x 36-pdrs
Upper gundeck 30 x 18-pdrs
Quarterdeck 10 x 8-pdrs
Forecastle 6 x 8-pdrs
Crew 759
Length 168 ft (51.21 m)
Width 43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)
Depth 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Displacement 1500 tonneaux

References

Blasco, Manuel, 3 Decks Wiki - Minotaure (1757)

Deschênes, Ronald, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.