French ship Tonnerre (1808)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Tonnerre (1808), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Ordered:||16 April 1794|
|Laid down:||22 September 1794|
|Launched:||9 June 1808|
|Commissioned:||21 July 1808|
|Renamed:||Quatorze Juillet (1795)|
|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|
Started in 1794, she remained under construction until 1808. Under captain de la Roncière, she joined the Rochefort squadron in February 1809.
At the Battle of the Basque Roads, she was beached on 12 April. Her crew then scuttle her by fire to avoid her capture.
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?]
- Les bâtiments ayant porté le nom de Tonnerre
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