French ship Thésée (1790)

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Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of the Thésée, on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
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Name: Thésée
Namesake: Theseus
Ordered: 19 October 1787
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: March 1788
Launched: 14 April 1790
In service: August 1790
Out of service: 7 December 1804

Révolution on 7 January 1793

Finistère on 5 February 1803
Fate: Broken up in 1816
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 Thésée was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. As Révolution, she took part in the Expédition d'Irlande under Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley.

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