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Le Jean Jaques Rousseau -> 1802 Marengo

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1794BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1796BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class (1788)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1758-1825
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck183' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet55.7816 
Length of Keel150' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet45.7232 
Breadth49' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet14.9511 
Depth in Hold21' 3"Imperial Feet6.477 
Burthen1,929 5694Tons BM 


21.7.1795Broadside Weight = 838 French Livre (904.3696 lbs 410.201 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782700Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

1801 - 1802Capitaine de Vaisseau
Charles BerrengerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1814

1 Flag Officer

3.1803 - 1804Contre-Amiralref:642

Service History

10.1796Completed at ToulonBWAS-1714
2.12.1802Renamed MarengoE-WIKI
3.1803Sailed from Brest for Pondicherry, India in compay with
La Belle Poule (40) 1802-1806
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
L'Atalante (44) 1802-1806
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
La Semillante (32) 1791-1808
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
and two transports carrying 1,350 troops
14.2.1804Battle of Pulo Aura
15.9.1804Battle of Vizagapatam
13.3.1806Action of 1806-03-13
13.3.1806Taken by
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Atlantic

13.3.1806Taken by
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Atlantic

13.3.1806Taken by
Amazon (38) 1799-1817
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
5.3.1803-11.7.1803Linois' squadron for Pondicherry 

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