FRENCH SHIP CATON (1777)

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French ship Caton (1777)


Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Caton
Builder: Toulon
Laid down: April 1770
Launched: 5 July 1777
Completed: May 1778
Captured: 19 April 1782, by Royal Navy
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Caton
Acquired: 19 April 1782
In service: Registered on 29 January 1783
Reclassified: Hospital ship from August 1790
Fate: Sold on 9 February 1815
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 64-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,407 23/94 (bm)
Length: 166 ft (51 m) (gundeck)
136 ft 4.75 in (41.5735 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft 0.5 in (13.424 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 500 (491 from 1794)
Armament:

Lower deck: 26 x 24pdrs
Upper deck: 26 x 18pdrs
Quarterdeck: 10 x 9pdrs

Forecastle: 2 x 9pdrs

Caton was a 64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, launched in 1777.

She was captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of the Mona Passage on 19 April 1782, and commissioned as the third rate HMS Caton. She was placed on harbour service in 1798, and sold out of the service in 1815.


French ship Caton (1777) Notes


  1. ^ Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1. p182.

French ship Caton (1777) References


  • 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.




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