French ship Auguste
Auguste fighting at the Battle of the Chesapeake
|Namesake:||Augustus, Jacobin Club, Thermidorian Reaction|
|Laid down:||December 1777|
|Launched:||18 September 1778|
|Decommissioned:||29 January 1795|
|Fate:||Wrecked off Brest on 29 January 1795|
|Length:||60.4 m (198 ft)|
|Beam:||14.9 m (49 ft)|
|Draught:||7.8 m (26 ft)|
In 1781 and 1782, she took part in the Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War, under Admiral de Grasse. She fought at the Battle of the Chesapeake under captain Bougainville.
In March 1793, she was renamed Jacobin. She took part in the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, where she followed the flagship Montagne, and failed to prevent HMS Queen Charlotte from breaking the French line.
In December 1794, she was renamed Neuf Thermidor. On 29 January, as she took part in the Croisière du Grand Hiver, she was caught in a tempest off Brest and wrecked with the loss of most of her crew.
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