French ship Suffren (1801)
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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Suffren.
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of the Suffren, on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
|Namesake:||Admiral Pierre André de Suffren|
|Laid down:||7 August 1801|
|Launched:||17 September 1803|
|Out of service:||1815|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1823|
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
|Displacement:||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|
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.
Sources and references
- Ships of the line
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.[page needed][self-published source?]
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