French ship Tourville (1788)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Tourville.
the Achille
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Tourville (1788), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Tourville
Namesake: Anne Hilarion de Tourville
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 1 June 1787
Launched: 16 September 1788
Commissioned: July 1790
Decommissioned: 26 October 1833
Fate: broken up in Brest in 1841
General characteristics
Class and 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 carronades
Armour: Timber

The Tourville was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In August 1793, she was damaged by a tempest, which also killed her captain, and had to return to Brest. In September, a mutiny broke out aboard.

She took part in the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, to the Expédition d'Irlande, and to the Cruise of Bruix.

She was eventually broken up in Brest in 1841.

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