French ship Brutus (1803)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Brutus (1803), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Ordered:||31 May 1798|
|Laid down:||22 September 1798|
|Launched:||24 January 1803|
|Decommissioned:||14 September 1806|
|Renamed:||Impétueux on 5 February 1803|
|Fate:||Beached and set ablaze by the British in Chesapeake on 14 September 1806|
|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|
On 19 August 1806, she was dismasted in a tempest and drifted until 10 September. On the 14th, she was chased by Strachan's squadron comprising Belleisle, Bellona and Melampus; unable to fight, she beached herself in Chesapeake Bay. The wreck was set ablaze by the British and the crew was taken prisoner.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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