French ship Jemmapes (1794)

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Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of French ship Jemmapes (1794), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Name: Jemmapes
Namesake: Battle of Jemappes
Ordered: 19 October 1787
Builder: Rochefort, Charente-Maritime
Laid down: August 1790
Launched: 22 January 1794
Commissioned: March 1794
Decommissioned: May 1820
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

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

Laid down as Alexandre, she was renamed Jemmapes on 7 January 1793 in honour of the Battle of Jemappes. She took part in the Atlantic campaign of May 1794 and ultimately in the Glorious First of June. She was attacked and totally dismasted by HMS Queen, with the loss of 60, including her captain, and 55 wounded.

She took part in the expedition to Saint-Domingue under Julien Cosmao.

She was part of Zacharie Allemand's "invisible squadron", under Captain Jean-Nicolas Petit. She fought at the Battle of the Basque Roads in 1809.

She was used as a hulk in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime from 1830, and was later broken up.

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