French ship Entreprenant (1787)

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the Achille
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Entreprenant (1787), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Entreprenant
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: May 1786
Launched: 12 October 1787
In service: 1788
Out of service: 9 November 1802
Fate: Broken up, 1803
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Téméraire-class ship of the line
  • 2,966 tonnes
  • 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
Armour: Timber

Entreprenant was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In December 1792, she assisted the Languedoc. She was taken by the British when they captured Toulon, but was recaptured.

In 1793, she ferried prisoners suspected of anti-revolutionary sympathies from Toulon to Rochefort after Toulon was taken by the British.

She took part in the Glorious First of June and in the Croisière du Grand Hiver.

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  1. ^ Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". Retrieved 4 April 2013.