French ship Rivoli (1810)
1/40th scale model of Rivoli fitted with seacamels.
|Namesake:||Battle of Rivoli|
|Launched:||6 September 1810|
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Acquired:||Captured from the French on 22 February 1812|
|Class & type:||Seventy-four Téméraire class ship of the line|
|Displacement:||1 630 tonnes|
|Length:||52 m (171 ft)|
|Beam:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Draught:||7 m (23 ft)|
|Complement:||3 officers + 690 men|
The Rivoli was a Téméraire class ship of the line of the French Navy.
On her maiden journey, under Jean-Baptiste Barré, the British 74-gun third rate HMS Victorious intercepted her on 22 February 1812. Her crew was inexperienced, and in the ensuing Battle of Pirano, the British captured Rivoli after some 400 men of her crew of over 800 were killed or wounded.
Sources and references
- Rivoli and Mont Saint-Bernard were the only two French ships of the line to use this system.
- Troude, op. cit., p. 157
- The London Gazette: . 5 May 1812.
- HMS Rivoli
- Troude, Onésime-Joachim (1867). Batailles navales de la France 4. Challamel ainé. pp. 152–153.
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