French Ship Ça Ira

Five ships of the French Navy have borne the name Ça Ira ("It will be fine") in honour of the revolutionary anthem Ah! ça ira:

  • Couronne (1781), an 80-gun ship of the line, was renamed Ça Ira in 1792
  • A gunship (1794)
  • Borée (1785), a Téméraire class ship of the line, was renamed Ça Ira in 1794
  • A gunship (1795-1796)
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