French ship Orion (1787)
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Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Orion (1787), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Gaius Mucius Scaevola
|Laid down:||October 1784|
|Launched:||18 April 1787|
|Struck:||23 March 1804|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1804|
|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|
She took part in fighting on the coast of Italy. In 1793, she was renamed Mucius Scaevola, soon shortened to Mucius.
In 1794 she took part in the battle of the Glorious First of June (Combat du 13 prairial an II), helping the Impétueux battling HMS Marlborough, as well as in both the First Battle of Groix and the Battle of Groix in June 1795.
In December 1796 she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande, an attempt at landing an army in Ireland, before being condemned and broken up in Brest.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 April 2013.
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