French ship Cassard (1795)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Cassard (1795), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
10th of August
|Ordered:||16 February 1793|
|Laid down:||August 1793|
|Launched:||2 May 1795|
|Renamed:||Cassard in 1795
Dix-août in 1798
Brave in 1803
|Acquired:||6 February 1806|
|Fate:||Wrecked attempting to reach Britain in April 1806.|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
5,260 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|
On 10 February 1801 Dix-août captured the 16-gun cutter HMS Sprightly, which she scuttled.
On the 27 March 1801, as Dix-août sailed with the fleet of Toulon, she collided with the Formidable and had to return to harbour.
On 4 February 1803, her name was changed to Brave.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2013.