French ship Tyrannicide (1793)
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For the Massachusetts ship, see Massachusetts ship Tyrannicide (1776).
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Tyrannicide (1793), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Renamed:||Dessaix in August 1800|
|Class and 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|
She was renamed Desaix in 1800 in honour of General Louis Desaix. Under captain Jean-Anne Christy de la Pallière, she captured HMS Speedy, captained by Lord Cochrane, and took part in the Battle of Algeciras Bay.
- Troude, Batailles navales, p. 270