French ship Colosse (1813)
|Namesake:||"Colossus"; Pallas Athena|
|Ordered:||20 February 1812|
|Launched:||5 December 1812|
|Renamed:||Pallas in 1821|
|Fate:||broken up in 1840|
|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|
Colosse was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. Between 1815 and 1827, her forecastle and quarterdeck were razéed and she was turned into the flush deck, 60-gun first rank frigate Pallas.
Colosse was ordered on 20 February 1812. She was launched on 5 December 1812, amidst a ceremony honouring the anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz, and commissioned in January 1814 under Captain Louvel.
In 1821, she cruised in the Caribbean under Captain Ducampe de Rosamel. During the events of the "Hundred Thousand Sons of Saint Louis", she took part in the bombardment of Cadiz under Captain de la Bretonnière.
Between 1815 and 1827, her forecastle and quarterdeck were razéed, and she was turned into a 60-gun first rank frigate, with two complete batteries, and renamed Pallas.
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