French ship Argonaute (1798)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Argonaute (1798), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Ordered:||10 July 1794|
|Laid down:||10 July 1794|
|Launched:||22 December 1798|
|Fate:||Exchanged with Spain, 1806|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
|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|
Under Vice-amiral Villaret de Joyeuse, she took part in the expedition to Saint-Domingue in 1802. She took part in the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805, and managed to return to Cádiz. Unable to leave the harbour because of the British blockage and damage, she was exchanged for the Spanish ship Vencedor in December 1806. She was renamed Argonauta, but was never recommissioned.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2012). "Les bâtiments ayant porté le nom d'Argonaute". netmarine.net (in French). Retrieved 30 March 2013.
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