Le Scipion

Nominal Guns74W006
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1798W006
ShipyardLorient - Brittany W006
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassW006
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)010
CategoryThird RateW006
National RatePremier RangW006
Ship TypeShip of the Line W006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Scipion' (1805) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent010
Length of Gundeck182' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet55.4768 
Length of Keel150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Breadth48' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 10"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,887 3994Tons BM 


1805Broadside Weight = 908 French Livre (979.9136 lbs 444.466 kg)010
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse2 French 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

1 Ship Commander

1801 - 4.11.1805Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles Berrenger (1757-1814)E-WIKI

Service History

21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
4.11.1805Taken by the British At the Battle of Cape Ortegal


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