|French ship Lion (1803)|
Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Lion (1803), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
|Laid down:||30 June 1802|
|Launched:||12 January 1804|
|Fate:||Scuttled and burnt on 26 October 1809|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Téméraire-class ship of the line|
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|
She took part in Allemand's expedition of 1805 under Captain Eleonore-Jean-Nicolas Soleil.
On 21 October 1809, she departed Toulon escorting a convoy bound to Barcelona. Six days into the journey, she encountered a British squadron sent by Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, which gave chase. Lion ran aground near Sète, and was set on fire by her crew to avoid capture.
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- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. [page needed]
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