French ship Commerce de Marseille (1785)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Commerce de Marseille (1785), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Name:||Commerce de Marseille|
|Laid down:||September 1784|
|Launched:||7 October 1785|
|Renamed:||Lys (July 1786)
Tricolore (October 1792)
|Captured:||Handed over to the British on 29 August 1793|
|Fate:||Burnt on 18 December 1793|
|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|
She was renamed Lys in July 1786 and Tricolore in October 1792. She was one of the ships in Toulon when the city was surrendered to the protection of a British force under Admiral Lord Hood in August 1793. Tricolore was subsequently burnt by the British in their withdrawal from the port in December that year.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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