French ship Tyrannicide (1793)

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"Tyrant killer"

Louis Desaix
Builder: Lorient shipyard
Launched: 1793
Renamed: Dessaix in August 1800
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
Displacement: 2900 tonnes
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

74 guns:

  • 28 x 36 pdr (16 kg)
  • 30 x 24 pdr (11 kg)
  • 16 x 8 pdr (3.6 kg)
  • 4 x 36 pdr (16 kg) carronades

Tyrannicide was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In 1794, under Alain-joseph Dordelin, she took part in the Glorious First of June. Along with Indomptable, she helped rescue the Montagne trapped in the midst of the British fleet.

Under Zacharie Jacques Théodore Allemand, she was part of Bruix' squadron from March 1799 and took part in the Cruise of Bruix.

She was renamed Desaix in 1800 in honour of General Louis Desaix. Under captain Jean-Anne Christy de la Pallière, she captured HMS Speedy, captained by Lord Cochrane, and took part in the Battle of Algeciras Bay.

In January 1802, she was shipwrecked at Saint-Domingue.

External links

fr:Desaix (navire)