Duquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class

NumberE-WIKI

46 ships



NationalityFrance
Nominal Guns74
Approved1788
Designer Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)
RateThird Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Designed Crew700
Ships in Class42

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 838.00 French Livre (904.37 lbs 410.20 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 x French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 x French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 x French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 x French 8-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Duquesne (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 2.9.178825.7.1803Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tourville (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 16.12.17881841Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jupiter (74) 19.8.1787Brest - Brittany 4.11.17898.1807Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Éole (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 15.11.17891816Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Vengeur (74) UnknownBrest - Brittany 16.12.17891793Last known172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Thésée (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 14.4.17901816Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Scipion (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 30.7.179029.8.1793Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jean Bart (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 7.11.179029.2.1809Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Thémistocle (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 17911793Last known172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Pompée (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 28.5.179129.8.1793Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Suffren (74) UnknownBrest - Brittany 31.5.179121.10.1805Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Pyrrhus (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 19.8.17914.11.1805Captured183' 2"149' 7 ⅜"48' 8 ¼"20' 6"1,886 4494
Le Trajan (74) 19.10.1787Lorient - Brittany 24.1.17921805Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tyrannicide (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 17931.1802Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Nestor (74) UnknownBrest - Brittany 179311.4.1809Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tigre (74) UnknownBrest - Brittany 8.5.179323.6.1795Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0"1537
Le Barra (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 179412.10.1798Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Wattignies (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 17941809Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jemmapes (74) 19.10.1787Rochefort - Aunis 22.1.17945.1820Deleted from list172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Lion (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 29.4.179423.6.1795Captured184' 5"149' 5 ¼"48' 9"21' 7 ½"1,889 794
Les Droits de l'Homme (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 29.5.179414.1.1797Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Cassard (74) 16.2.1793Lorient - Brittany 17956.2.1806Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jean Jaques Rousseau (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 21.7.179513.3.1806Captured183' 1 ⅛"150' 3 ⅛"49' 1 ⅝"21' 3"1,929 5694
Le Viala (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 28.9.17956.2.1806Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Spartiate (74) UnknownToulon - Provence 24.11.17972.8.1798Captured182' 7"150' 4"49' 4 ½"21' 7"1,949 4194
L'Hercule (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 5.12.179721.4.1798Captured181' 3"149' 8 ½"48' 6 ½"21' 9"1,876 3394
Le Quatorze Juillet (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 1.2.179828.4.1798Burnt172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Argonaute (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 22.12.179818.12.1806Transfered172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Union (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 17996.2.1806Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Duguay Trouin (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 25.3.18004.11.1805Captured172' 0"148' 11 ⅝"44' 6"22' 0"1,895 2294
L'Aigle (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 6.7.180021.10.1805Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0"1537
Le Scipion (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 29.3.18014.11.1805Captured182' 1 ⅛"150' 0"48' 7 ½"21' 10"1,887 3994
Le Héros (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 10.5.18016.1808Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Achille (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 180321.10.1805Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Brutus (74) 31.5.1798Lorient - Brittany 24.1.180314.9.1806Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Magnanime (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 18.8.18031816Deleted from list172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Lion (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 12.1.180421.10.1809Scuttled172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Regulus (74) 4.4.1801Lorient - Brittany 12.4.18057.4.1814Scuttled172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Courageux (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 3.2.180616.3.1831Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Ajax (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 17.6.18061816Disarmed172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Hautpoult (74) UnknownLorient - Brittany 2.9.180717.4.1809Captured181' 6"149' 4 ¾"48' 6 ¼"21' 8"1,870 7894
Le Triomphant (74) UnknownRochefort - Aunis 31.3.18091828Hulked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 


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Posted by F.F. on Wednesday 21st of June 2017 18:13

According to La Revue maritime, volume 150 (see below), the Sané's Téméraire class (Duquesne subclass) ship of the line named the Vengeur had been built from Sané's plans by Ozanne, launched at Brest on the 16th of December, 1789, and wrecked near Ajaccio (Corsica) on the 13th of December, 1792. Only after her loss was the former the Marseillais renamed the Vengeur, and this ship was the one sunk on the 1st of June, 1794; she was not a Sané's ship of the line (see below).

According to admiral Édouard Burgues de Missiessy, the Téméraire class ships of the line dimensions were (P= “pied”, French foot; p= “pouce”, French inch; m = meter; t= meteic ton = 1000 ㎏ ≈ 2204.62 lbs) :
172P× 44P6p × 22P

55.87 m × 14.46 m × 7.15 m

183'3.7" × 47'5.1" × 23'5.4"
Displacement, 2947t

Measurments in the British Navy were different: for example, beam was mesured in the British Navy with planking, but without planking in the French Navy.
Currently, Téméraire class ships of the line were some 1885 tons burthen (≈ 5340 ㎥ of hold) according to the Royal Navy.


Posted by F.F. on Wednesday 21st of June 2017 17:17

Please note that the Vengeur sunk on the 1st of June, 1794, was neither one of Jacques-Noël Sané's Téméraire class ships of the line, nor even one of Sané's ships.
The first ship of the line of Sané was the Annibal of 1778 (renamed the Achille in 1786). The first of the Téméraire class was launched in 1782.
The ship named the Vengeur-du-peuple (the people's avenger) was launched at Rochefort in 1762. Her name was then the Marseillais. She had been paid by the merchant corps of Marseille as a part of the “don des vaisseaux” (gift of ships [of the line]). A mediocre sailer, whereas Sané's ships will all be imcredibly fine ships, she was renamed the Vengeur-du-peuple after the fall of the king, in 1792.
Source for the history of all the French ships having been named Vengeur : La Revue maritime, volume 150, July 1901 (available on the French national library's website; links are forbidden here, sorry).


Posted by Cy on Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:48

Different Vengeur. The one sunk was the
The Marseilles renamed in 1793 AFTER the original was lost.


Posted by John Collier on Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:36

Le Vengeur was surely sunk at the 'Glorious First of June' battle of 1794? Also, I was always under the impression that Les Droites de l'Homme was an experimental design?
Yours, JC

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