French ship Suffren (1801)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Suffren (1801), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Suffren
Namesake: Admiral Pierre André de Suffren
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 7 August 1801
Launched: 17 September 1803
Out of service: 1815
Fate: Broken up in 1823
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
  • 2 966 tonnes
  • 5 260 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 55.87 m (183.3 ft) (172 French feet)
Beam: 14.90 m (48.9 ft) (44' 6)
Draught: 7.26 m (23.8 ft) (22 French feet)
Propulsion: Up to 2 485 m² of sails
Complement: 678 men
Armour: Timber

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

Suffren took part in Allemand's expedition of 1805 under Captain Amable Troude.

She operated in the Mediterranean until the end of the First Empire, and was decommissioned shortly thereafter.

Suffren was razeed in 1816, and used as a prison hulk on Toulon harbour.

She was eventually broken up in 1823.

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