French ship Trajan (1792)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Trajan (1792), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Trajan
Namesake: Trajan
Ordered: 19 October 1787
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 17 May 1790
Launched: 24 January 1792
Commissioned: November 1792
Decommissioned: June 1802
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 Trajan was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In 1793, Trajan was commissioned in Lorient, under captain Villaret de Joyeuse.

At the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, along with Éole, she engaged and dismasted HMS Bellerophon.

In 1797, she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande, an ill-fated attempt to invade Ireland. On 17 December 1797, she was renamed Gaulois.

She was eventually broken up in 1805.

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