French ship Éole (1789)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Éole (1789), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Laid down:||1 June 1787|
|Launched:||15 November 1789|
|Fate:||Broken up in Baltimore in 1816|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
5,260 tonnes fully loaded
|Length:||55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)|
|Beam:||14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)|
|Propulsion:||Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails|
She later took part in the Expédition d'Irlande, an ill-fated attempt to invade Ireland.
On 19 August 1806, during the Atlantic campaign of 1806, she was dismasted by a tempest off Martinique, and had to be taken in tow by American ships to Annapolis. She was eventually condemned in 1811, and broken up in 1816.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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