French ship Polonais (1808)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Polonais (1808), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Ordered:||25 February 1804|
|Laid down:||4 July 1804|
|Launched:||27 May 1808|
|Commissioned:||25 July 1808|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1825|
|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|
First named Glorieux, she was renamed on 23 February 1807.
In 1809, under Captain Mequet, she departed Lorient with Troude's squadron, bound for the Caribbean. The squadron also comprised Hautpoult and Courageux. On 29 March, the ships arrived at the Saintes and landed reinforcements.
On 29 May, Polonais and Courageux reached Cherbourg, along with seven prizes captured on the way. Hautpoult had been captured in the Action of 14–17 April 1809.
In April 1814, at the Bourbon Restoration, she was renamed Lys; captained by Troude, she ferried Louis XVIII back to France. She was briefly renamed Polonais during the Hundred Days, and back to Lys again.
From 1822, she was used as a storing hulk, and she was broken up in Brest the 1825.
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