Two Royal Navy
ships have been named HMS Foudroyant
, the name derived from the French, meaning Thunderbolt
. A third was planned but later renamed:
- HMS Trincomalee was renamed Foudroyant in 1897 whilst serving as a replacement for the wrecked schoolship. She was renamed Trincomalee in 1991 and is currently preserved as a museum ship.
- HMS Implacable, originally the French ship Duguay-Trouin, was renamed Foudroyant in 1943 before being scuttled in 1949.
- French ship Le Foudroyant