French ship Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1795)
Capture of Marengo (ex-Jean-Jacques Rousseau, left) by HMS London (right)
|Laid down:||September 1794|
|Launched:||21 July 1795|
|Renamed:||Marengo, 2 December 1802|
|Captured:||By HMS London, 13 March 1806|
|Acquired:||13 March 1806|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1816|
|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|
In October 1796, under Captain Racord, she was part of the Villeneuve's squadron that sailed from Toulon to Brest. On 2 December 1802, she was renamed to Marengo, reflecting the political change away from the Revolutionary Republic inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau towards the advent of General (soon to be Emperor) Bonaparte.
At the Action of 13 March 1806 Linois met with the division of Vice-Admiral Sir John Warren, with seven ships of the line (including the 90-gun London, the 74-gun Ramillies and Repulse, and the 80-gun Foudroyant), two frigates (including the 36-gun Amazon) and one corvette. After a fierce duel with London, Marengo struck her colours; Belle Poule battled against Amazon and later against Ramilles, and had to surrender as well.
Marengo was taken into British service as HMS Marengo. She was used as a prison hulk from 1809 until she was broken up in 1816.
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