French ship Tigre (1793)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Tigre (1793), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Launched:||8 May 1793|
|Captured:||22 June 1795|
|Acquired:||22 June 1795 by capture|
|Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt"|
|Fate:||Broken up in June 1817.|
|Class & type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
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:||Lower gundeck: 28 × 36-pounder long guns
Upper gundeck: 30 × 18-pounder long guns
Her first captain was Pierre Jean Van Stabel. When Van Stabel was promoted, she became the flagship of his 6-ship squadron. She notably fought in 1793 to rescue the Sémillante, along with the Jean Bart.
Under the Royal Navy she assisted in the defense of Acre during Napoleon's siege.
Because Tigre served in the navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorised in 1850 for all surviving claimants.[Note 1]
After the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Tigre continued in the blockade of Cadiz. On 25 November, Thunderer detained the Ragusan ship Nemesis, which was sailing from Isle de France to Leghorn, Italy, with a cargo of spice, indigo dye, and other goods. Tigre shared the prize money with ten other British warships.
She was eventually broken up in June 1817.
Notes and citations
Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.