French ship Tyrannicide (1793)
Scale model of the Achille, sister-ship of the Tyrannicide, on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
|Renamed:||Dessaix in August 1800|
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
|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|
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.