French ship Marengo (1810)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Marengo (1810), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Name: Marengo
Namesake: Battle of Marengo
Builder: Lorient shipyard
Laid down: 18 September 1806
Launched: 12 October 1810
Struck: 21 July 1858
Fate: Broken up in 1873
General characteristics [1]
Class and 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

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

On 5 January, she collided with the Tourville off Brest.

In November 1814, under René Lemarant de Kerdaniel, she took part in the French repossession of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

She took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830, and in the Battle of the Tagus under Captain Maillard Liscourt the next year.

In 1854, she took part in the Crimean War.

She was struck on 21 July 1858 and was used as a prison hulk from 1860 to 1865. In 1866, she was renamed Pluton.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". (in French). Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  • Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I