Duquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class

NumberEWIKI

46 ships



NationalityFrance
Nominal Guns74
Approved1788
DesignerJacques-Noël Sané
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 1788/09/021803/07/25Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tourville (74) UnknownLorient 1788/12/161841Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jupiter (74) 1787/08/19Brest 1789/11/041807/08Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Éole (74) UnknownLorient 1789/11/151816Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Vengeur (74) UnknownBrest 1789/12/161793Last known172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Thésée (74) UnknownRochefort 1790/04/141816Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Scipion (74) UnknownToulon 1790/07/301793/08/29Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jean Bart (74) UnknownLorient 1790/11/071809/02/29Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Thémistocle (74) UnknownLorient 17911793Last known172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Pompée (74) UnknownToulon 1791/05/281793/08/29Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Suffren (74) UnknownBrest 1791/05/311805/10/21Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Pyrrhus (74) UnknownRochefort 1791/08/191805/11/04Captured183' 2"149' 7 ⅜"48' 8 ¼"20' 6"1,886 4494
Le Trajan (74) 1787/10/19Lorient 1792/01/241805Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tyrannicide (74) UnknownLorient 17931802/01Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Nestor (74) UnknownBrest 17931809/04/11Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Tigre (74) UnknownBrest 1793/05/081795/06/23Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0"1537
Le Barra (74) UnknownToulon 17941798/10/12Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Wattignies (74) UnknownLorient 17941809Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jemmapes (74) 1787/10/19Rochefort 1794/01/221820/05Deleted from list172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Lion (74) UnknownRochefort 1794/04/291795/06/23Captured184' 5"149' 5 ¼"48' 9"21' 7 ½"1,889 794
Les Droits de l'Homme (74) UnknownLorient 1794/05/291797/01/14Wrecked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Cassard (74) 1793/02/16Lorient 17951806/02/06Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Jean Jaques Rousseau (74) UnknownToulon 1795/07/211806/03/13Captured183' 1 ⅛"150' 3 ⅛"49' 1 ⅝"21' 3"1,929 5694
Le Viala (74) UnknownLorient 1795/09/281806/02/06Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Spartiate (74) UnknownToulon 1797/11/241798/08/02Captured182' 7"150' 4"49' 4 ½"21' 7"1,949 4194
L'Hercule (74) UnknownLorient 1797/12/051798/04/21Captured181' 3"149' 8 ½"48' 6 ½"21' 9"1,876 3394
Le Quatorze Juillet (74) UnknownLorient 1798/02/011798/04/28Burnt172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Argonaute (74) UnknownLorient 1798/12/221806/12/18Transfered172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Union (74) UnknownLorient 17991806/02/06Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Duguay Trouin (74) UnknownRochefort 1800/03/251805/11/04Captured172' 0"148' 11 ⅝"44' 6"22' 0"1,895 2294
L'Aigle (74) UnknownRochefort 1800/07/061805/10/21Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0"1537
Le Scipion (74) UnknownLorient 1801/03/291805/11/04Captured182' 1 ⅛"150' 0"48' 7 ½"21' 10"1,887 3994
Le Héros (74) UnknownRochefort 1801/05/101808/06Captured172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Achille (74) UnknownRochefort 18031805/10/21Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Brutus (74) 1798/05/31Lorient 1803/01/241806/09/14Sunk in Action172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Magnanime (74) UnknownRochefort 1803/08/181816Deleted from list172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Lion (74) UnknownRochefort 1804/01/121809/10/21Scuttled172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Regulus (74) 1801/04/04Lorient 1805/04/121814/04/07Scuttled172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Courageux (74) UnknownLorient 1806/02/031831/03/16Broken Up172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
L'Ajax (74) UnknownRochefort 1806/06/171816Disarmed172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 
Le Hautpoult (74) UnknownLorient 1807/09/021809/04/17Captured181' 6"149' 4 ¾"48' 6 ¼"21' 8"1,870 7894
Le Triomphant (74) UnknownRochefort 1809/03/311828Hulked172' 0"155' 0"44' 6"22' 0" 

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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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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