ⓘ French ship Zodiaque (1756)


ⓘ French ship Zodiaque (1756)

In 1778, Zodiaque was in the First Division of the White squadron in the fleet under Orvilliers. She took part in the Battle of Ushant on 27 July 1778 under La Porte Vezins, with Cice-Champion as first officer. The year after, the was attached to the Armada of 1779.

In 1780, Zodiaque was under Roquefeuil-Montpeyroux. On 6 June, she and Nereide captured the 10-gun British privateer cutter Prince of Wales.

In 1781, Zodiaque was at Brest under Retz.

In 1782, Zodiaque was first under Senneville, and later under Langan-Boisfevrier, who captained her at the Battle of Cape Spartel on 20 October 1782.


1. Sources and references




  • Troude, Onesime-Joachim 1867. Batailles navales de la France in French. 2. Challamel aine.
  • Contenson, Ludovic 1934. La Societe des Cincinnati de France et la guerre dAmerique 1778-1783. Paris: editions Auguste Picard. OCLC 7842336.
  • Taillemite, Etienne 1982. Dictionnaire des Marins français. Paris: Editions maritimes et dOutre-Mer. ISBN 9782707000316.
  • Lacour-Gayet, Georges 1905. La marine militaire de la France sous le regne de Louis XVI. Paris: Honore Champion. OCLC 763372623.
  • Roche, Jean-Michel 2005. Dictionnaire des batiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.

External links

  • Archives nationales 2011. "Fonds Marine, sous-serie B/4: Campagnes, 1571-1785" PDF. Retrieved 29 April 2020.