French ship Aquilon (1789)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Aquilon (1789), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Laid down:||September 1787|
|Launched:||8 June 1789|
|Captured:||2 August 1798|
|Acquired:||2 August 1798|
|Fate:||Broken up in Plymouth in 1802|
|Class and type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
|Length:||55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)|
|Beam:||14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)|
|Propulsion:||Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails|
She served off Italy in Vice-Admiral Brueys' squadron under Captain Antoine-René Thévenard, and took part in the Battle of the Nile, where she fought HMS Vanguard, HMS Minotaur and HMS Theseus. She was captured and recommissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Aboukir.
- Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". dossiersmarine.free.fr. Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Benyon, P. (2011). "HMS Aboukir". Naval Database. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
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