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The Zélé was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Royal Navy. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Régisseur général des finances.

On 6 July 1779, she participated in the Battle of Grenada as a member of the Vanguard. In 1781 and 1782, she took part in the naval operations in the American Revolutionary War, under Admiral de Grasse. She fought at the Battle of the Chesapeake. It was by wishing to help this ship that the "Ville de Paris" of Admiral de Grasse was captured during the "Battle of the Saintes" in April 1782. She was broken up in May 1806.

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