- French ship Protecteur
unreferenced = October 2007
wikify = October 2007 The "Protecteur" was a
74-gun ship of the lineof the French Navy, the only to have borne the name.
She was laid down in 1757 and launched in 1760.
Under M. de Grasse-Limermont, the "Protecteur" took part in the
American revolutionary war, notably the Battle of Grenada[http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/04histoire/dossierdushd/yorktown/flotte.htm] .
A model of a 64-ship of the line on display at the Musée de la Marine is labelled as representing the "Protecteur", probably as the result of an error of Admiral Pâris. The model is probably that of the "Protée" (1748 - 1771)
* [http://orionis1.free.fr/protecteur/menu_general/histoire/histoire.html Le Protecteur]
*fr icon [http://users.skynet.be/tintinpassion/VOIRSAVOIR/Marin2/pages_Marin2/005_Marin2.html Le Protecteur]
*fr icon [http://www.madatours.com/azimute/protecteur.htm Le Protecteur]
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