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French ship Audacieux (1784)
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Audacieux (1784), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Audacieux
Namesake: "Audacious"
Ordered: 15 February 1782
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 8 July 1782
Launched: 28 August 1784
Commissioned: 1785
Fate: Broken up in Brest in 1803
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Téméraire-class ship of the line
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

74 guns:

16 × 8-pounder long guns
4 × 36-pdr carronades
Armour: Timber

Audacieux was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

Between 1791 and 1793, she was decommissioned in Lorient. She joined active service again in 1793, and the next year, she salvaged the Révolutionnaire, dismasted after the Glorious First of June.

She was eventually broken up in 1803.

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  1. Clouet, Alain (2007). "La marine de Napoléon III : classe Téméraire - caractéristiques". Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

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