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Was looking through the thread (novo navios) that was posted earlier today, and came across this Téméraire class vessel.  While she was a member of the overall class design, she was notably one of two ships (designated the Suffren class) that was built to a shorter design (65cm shorter by length) to meet the demands of then Minister of the Navy Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait.  Once he left office, there were no further ships built to this design.

Comparison of the Algésiras to the Téméraire:

 

  • Algésiras:

    Displacement: 2,900 tonnes Length: 55.87 m (183 ft 4 in) (172 French feet) Beam: 14.90 m (48 ft 11 in) (44' 6") Draught: 7.26 m (23 ft 10 in) (22 French feet) Propulsion: Up to 2485 m² of sails Complement: 3 officers + 690 men Armament:
    • 74 guns:
    • 28 × 36-pounder (16 kg)
    • 30 × 24-pounder (11 kg)
    • 16 × 8-pounder (3.6 kg)
    • 4 × 36-pounder (16 kg) carronades

     
  • Téméraire:

    Displacement:
    • 1966 tonnes
    • 3260 tonnes fully loaded
    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 Armament:

 

Comparison of the Algésiras to a Téméraire class ship of comparative launch date:

 

  • Algésiras:

    Displacement: 2,900 tonnes Length: 55.87 m (183 ft 4 in) (172 French feet) Beam: 14.90 m (48 ft 11 in) (44' 6") Draught: 7.26 m (23 ft 10 in) (22 French feet) Propulsion: Up to 2485 m² of sails Complement: 3 officers + 690 men Armament:
    • 74 guns:
    • 28 × 36-pounder (16 kg)
    • 30 × 24-pounder (11 kg)
    • 16 × 8-pounder (3.6 kg)
    • 4 × 36-pounder (16 kg) carronades

     
  • Lion:

    Displacement:
    • 2,966 tonnes
    • 5,260 tonnes fully loaded
    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 Armament:

 

Algésiras saw a fairly eventful career, being present at Trafalgar with the French fleet a year after construction, where she was in the heart of the fighting, engaging the HMS Tonnant with the Pluton and the San Juan Nepomuceno.  She surrendered to the Tonnant but during the storm after the battle, her crew rose up against the British prize crew and sailed her to Cadiz, where she would be captured along with the rest of the Rosily Squadron by the Spanish in 1808.

 

 

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