Scale model of
, sister ship of French ship Brutus (1803), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
31 May 1798
22 September 1798
24 January 1803
14 September 1806
Impétueux on 5 February 1803
Beached and set ablaze by the British in Chesapeake on 14 September 1806
Class and type:
Téméraire-class ship of the line
tonnes 5,260 tonnes fully loaded
55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172
14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)
7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22
Up to 2,485 m
2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails
was a Brutus Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. Launched on 24 January 1803, she was renamed Impétueux on 5 February 1803.
She served in the
Caribbean under Willaumez during the Atlantic campaign of 1806.
On 19 August 1806, she was dismasted in a tempest and drifted until 10 September. On the 14th, she was chased by
Strachan's squadron comprising , Belleisle and Bellona ; unable to fight, she beached herself in Melampus Chesapeake Bay. The wreck was set ablaze by the British and the crew was taken prisoner.
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