French ship Magnanime (1803)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Magnanime.
Magnanime towing Commerce de Paris,
by Ange-Joseph Antoine Roux, 1809.
Career (France)
Name: Magnanime
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: June 1802
Launched: 18 August 1803
Decommissioned: 1816
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Téméraire-class ship of the line
Displacement: 2,966 tonnes
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
Armament: 74 guns:
16 × 8-pounder long guns
4 × 36-pounder carronades
Armour: Timber

Magnanime was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Her keel was laid in June 1802, and she was launched in Rochefort on 18 August 1803.

She took part in Allemand's expedition of 1805 under Captain Pierre-Francois Violette. On 26 September 1805, flanked by Armide, she attacked and captured HMS Calcutta.

She was decommissioned in 1816.

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  1. ^ Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2013.