French ship Vengeur (1790)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Vengeur (1790), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Vengeur
Builder: Brest
Laid down: 23 May 1788
Launched: 16 December 1789
Commissioned: 20 August 1790
Fate: Sunk on 12 December 1792
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 Vengeur was the lead ship of the Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In 1792, captained by Le Dall Kéréon, she was part to a squadron under Latouche-Tréville. On 26 August, she bombarded the city of Onaglia.

On 12 December 1792, she ran aground off Ajaccio. After attempts to refloat her proved unsuccessful, she was abandoned. She sank on 8 June 1793.

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