French ship Nestor (1793)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Nestor (1793), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Fate:||Destroyed, April 1809|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
|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 the night of 30 December 1794, Nestor was dismasted due to the poor quality of her masts, and had to return to Brest for repairs. On her journey back, the Nestor met a British frigate under a false flag. The British officers closed in, addressed their French counterparts in perfect French, and were told the position of the French fleet.
In December 1796 she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande as flagship of Linois' squadron of three ships of the line and four frigates. After reaching Bantry Bay but deciding not to land troops on the advice of the Army generals, the squadron headed back to Brest, taking three prizes on the way and sailing through the English blockade by night.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 April 2013.