French ship Aigle (1800)
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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Aigle.
Drawing of the main features of Aigle
|Captured:||By the Royal Navy, 21 October 1805
By the French Navy, 22 October 1805
|Fate:||Sank in storm, 22 October 1805|
|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|
In October 1805, Aigle took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. She was taken during the battle.
On the following day, her crew rose up against the British prize crew, and recaptured the ship. However, she was wrecked in the storm of 23 October 1805.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Roche, Jean-Michel, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, Vol.I
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