French ship Apollon (1788)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of the Apollon, on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
|Namesake:||Apollo, Gasparinus de Bergamo, François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers|
|Laid down:||April 1787|
|Launched:||21 May 1788|
Gasparin in February 1794
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
2 966 tonnes
|Length:||55.87 metres (172 French feet)|
|Beam:||14.90 metres (44' 6)|
|Draught:||7.26 metres (22 French feet)|
|Propulsion:||Up to 2 485 m² of sails|
Between 1791 and 1793, she was based in Saint-Domingue.
During the Siege of Toulon, her commanding officer, captain Imbert, negotiated the surrender of the town with Admiral Hood aboard HMS Victory. After the siege, she ferried 1500 anti-revolutionnary prisoners to Rochefort, where most of them were executed.
She was eventually broken up in 1798
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