French ship Aigle (1800)
Drawing of the main features of Aigle
By the Royal Navy, 21 October 1805
|Fate:||Sank in storm, 22 October 1805|
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
|Length:||55.87 metres (172 French feet)|
|Beam:||14.90 metres (44' 6)|
|Draught:||7,26 metres (22 French feet)|
|Propulsion:||Up to 2485 m² of sails|
|Complement:||3 officers + 690 men|
In October 1805, Aigle took part in the Battle of Trafalgar. She was taken during the battle.
On the following day, her crew rose up against the British prize crew, and recaptured the ship. However, she was wrecked in the storm of 23 October 1805.
- Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I
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