French ship Téméraire (1782)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Téméraire (1782), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Téméraire
Namesake: "Temerarious"
Builder: Brest
Laid down: May 1782
Launched: 17 December 1782
Commissioned: July 1783
Fate: Broken up in 1803
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

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

She took part in the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, battling HMS Russell.

She took part in the Croisière du Grand Hiver of winter 1794-1795, but sustained damage when a leak opened in her hull in the night of the 30 to 31 December, and she had to return to Saint Malo. From 1798, she was in a state of disrepair and needed to be refitted or demolished. She was eventually condemned in 1802 and broken up in 1803.

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