French ship Superbe (1784)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Superbe (1784), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Name: Superbe
Namesake: "Superb"
Builder: Brest[1]
Laid down: July 1782[1]
Launched: 11 November 1784[1]
In service: 1785[1]
Out of service: 1795[1]
Fate: Sunk on 30 January 1795[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire-class ship of the line
  • 1966 tonnes
  • 3260 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

Superbe was a Téméraire-class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. Her hull was copper sheathed.[1]

She took part in the Croisière du Grand Hiver, where she sank due to a leak. Her crew were rescued by Pierre Maurice Julien de Quérangal.[1]

Notes and References[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Roche, vol.1, p.426