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|Nationality||United States of America|
French Fourth Rate ship 'Le Duc de Duras' (1778) (42) 1778-1779
French 42 Gun
4th Rate Ship
|Shipyard||Lorient - Brittany||NNF-1715|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged||DANFS|
Originally a French East-Indiaman Duc de Duras
Armed for protection against pirates in far eastern waters She carried her guns on one deck, twenty-eight 12-pounders, with six lighter pieces, six-pounders, on the poop-deck and forecastle. Ports were cut in the gun room on the deck below where [John Paul Jones] mounted six 18-pounder guns.
Lieutenant Henry Lunt had been detached with a prize crew prior to the Battle of Flamborough Head