French ship Thésée (1790)

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For other ships with the same name, see French ship Thésée.
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Thésée (1790), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Thésée
Namesake: Theseus
Ordered: 19 October 1787
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: March 1788
Launched: 14 April 1790
In service: August 1790
Out of service: 7 December 1804
  • Révolution on 7 January 1793
  • Finistère on 5 February 1803
Fate: Broken up in 1816
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
  • 2966 tonnes
  • 5260 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

The Thésée was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. As Révolution, she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande under Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley.

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