French ship Héros (1801)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Héros (1801), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Fate:||Broken up at Ferrol, 1845|
|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|
She took part to the Battle of Trafalgar under Commander Poulain, and was one of the five French ships to survive the battle, although Poulain was killed at 13:15 and replaced by Lieutenant Conor. She took part to the counter-attack led by Julien Cosmao, and returned to Cádiz, where she stayed until she was captured by the Spanish in 1808.
Renamed Heroe, she was broken up at Ferrol in 1845.
Notes and References
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Toussaint Louverture, un héros ambigu, histoire.presse.fr
- Le véritable visage de Toussaint Louverture
- Fond Marine, p.331
- Troude, p.395