French ship Duquesne (1787)
Gaspar Vence on Duquesne reaches Toulon with a convoy of food and drives three British ships away, 2 April 1794
|Laid down:||January 1788|
|Launched:||2 September 1788|
|Captured:||24 July 1803|
|Acquired:||Captured on 24 July 1803|
|Fate:||Broken up in 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|
The flotilla found itself caught in the Blockade of Saint-Domingue by the British ships Elephant, Bellerophon, Theseus, Vanguard, and Tartar. Guerrière and Duguay-Trouin managed to escape, and Duquesne, separated from the squadron, attempted to flee in the night. She was discovered by Tartar and Vanguard the next afternoon, and after a short artillery duel, Duquesne, outnumbered by her opponents, struck her colours.
Duquesne was incorporated in the Royal Navy as HMS Duquesne. In 1804, she ran aground on the Morant Cays. She was refloated in 1805, and sailed to England to be broken up.
A large scale model of Duquesne, built in 1788, is on display at the Naval Museum in Toulon. Another, of more reduced size, is with the Museum of Tonnerre.
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