French ship Commerce de Bordeaux (1785)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Commerce de Bordeaux (1785), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Name:||Commerce de Bordeaux|
|Laid down:||September 1784|
|Renamed:||Timoléon in February 1794|
|Fate:||Ran aground and burnt at the Battle of the Nile, August 1798|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
|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|
Renamed Timoléon in February 1794, she took part in the Battle of the Nile under captain Louis-Léonce Trullet. In the confusion of the battle, her rudder was damaged by misdirected fire from the neighbouring Généreux. She fought for three days, eventually running aground and set on fire by her crew. She exploded around noon on 2 August, the last fighting French ship of the battle.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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