H.M.S. Implacable

By Lieut. Colonel Harold Wylie, published August 1948


The context of this study is the realisation that plans to preserve the ship are unaffordable. The article traces the history of HMS Implacable, from her building at Rochefort in 1797 as the French 74 Duguay Trouin, through her breaking of a British blockade in the West Indies, to Trafalgar and her capture in the Bay of Biscay. Following a refit she played an important part in the Baltic campaign under Admiral Samaurez before becoming a training ship at Devonport. In 1932 she was moved to Portsmouth and renamed HMS Foudroyant and continued as a training ship, supported by SNR.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Baltic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies

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