French ship Apollon (1788)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Apollon (1788), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Namesake:||Apollo, Gasparinus de Bergamo, François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers|
|Laid down:||April 1787|
|Launched:||21 May 1788|
|Renamed:||Gasparin in February 1794
Apollon on 16 May 1795
Marceau on 6 June 1798
|General characteristics |
|Class & 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|
Between 1791 and 1793, she was based in Saint-Domingue.
During the Siege of Toulon, her commanding officer, Captain Imbert, negotiated the surrender of the town with Admiral Hood aboard HMS Victory. After the siege, she ferried 1,500 anti-revolutionary prisoners to Rochefort, where most of them were executed.
She was eventually broken up in 1798.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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