French ship Jemmapes (1794)

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Name: Jemmapes
Namesake: Battle of Jemappes
Ordered: 19 october 1787
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: August 1790
Launched: 22 January 1794
Commissioned: March 1794
Decommissioned: May 1820
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line

2 966 tonnes

5 260 tonnes fully loaded
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
Complement: 678 men

74 guns:

  • Lower gundeck: 28 x 36-pdr long guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 x 24-pdr long guns
  • Forecastle and Quarter deck:
16 x 8-pdr long guns
4 x 36-pdr carronades
Armour: Timber

The Jemmapes was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Laid down as Alexandre, she was renamed Jemmapes on 7 January 1793 in honour of the Battle of Jemappes. She took part in the Atlantic campaign of May 1794 and ultimately in the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2. She was attacked and totally dismasted by HMS Queen, with the loss of 60, including her captain, and 55 wounded.

She took part in the expedition to Saint-Domingue under Julien Cosmao.

She was part of Zacharie Allemand's "invisible squadron", under Petit. She fought at the Battle of the Basque Roads.

She was used as a hulk in Rochefort from 1830, and broken up.

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