French ship Borée (1805)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of the Borée, on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
|Ordered:||4 January 1803|
|Laid down:||19 August 1803|
|Launched:||27 June 1805|
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
2 966 tonnes
|Propulsion:||Up to 2 485 m² of sails|
Designed on plans by Sané updated by Maillot, she was the prototype of a new variant of the Téméraire class designed to have a smaller draught, allowing the production of ships of the line is the shallow harbour of Anvers.
As the construction of Borée was delayed, that of Pluton caught ahead, and Borée was retro-fitted the improvements introduced on Pluton.
Under Captain Sènes, she was part of Baudin's squadron attempting the supply Barcelona from Toulon in October 1809. Chased by a British squadron under Collingwood, and sailing with Pauline, she managed to repell and escape HMS Tigre and HMS Leviathan, and returned to Toulon after Amélie joined up.
She stayed there until 1828, when she was struck and broken up.
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?]
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