Sage (64)

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Origin and History

This ship of the line was built by P.B Coulomb in Toulon (France) in 1749. She was launched in 1751.

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

  • 1756: M. de Mercier

The ship was striken off of the fleet in 1767.

Service during the War

In 1756, the ship participated to the amphibious expedition against Minorca. On April 9, despite a strong easterly wind, the French tried to leave Toulon. However, the Sage almost ran aground at Cap Cépet. The fleet finally departed on April 10. On May 20, the ship took part to the battle of Minorca against admiral Byng's squadron where a French fleet prevented him to bring reinforcement to Fort St. Philip de Mahon.


Technical specifications
Guns 64
1st deck 26 x 24-pdrs
2nd deck 28 x 12-pdrs
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 10 x 6-pdrs
Crew n/a
Length 151 feet (49.05 m) French feet
Width 40 ft 6 in (13.15 m)
Depth 19 ft 6 in (6.19 m)
Displacement 1150 tons (1043 metric tons)


Anonymous, A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761

Fortescue J. W., A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899, pp. 291-295

Pajol, Charles P. V., Les Guerres sous Louis XV, vol. VI, Paris, 1891, pp. 3-19

Unknown author, Répertoire des vaisseaux de ligne français 1682-1780