French ship Thésée (1790)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Thésée.
the Achille
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Thésée (1790), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Thésée
Namesake: Theseus
Ordered: 19 October 1787
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: March 1788
Launched: 14 April 1790
In service: August 1790
Out of service: 7 December 1804
Renamed:

Révolution on 7 January 1793

Finistère on 5 February 1803
Fate: Broken up in 1816
General characteristics
Class & type: Téméraire class ship of the line
Displacement: 2966 tonnes
5260 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 obusiers
Armour: Timber

The Thésée was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. As Révolution, she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande under Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley.

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