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ACHILLE 3rd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1798)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Superb     Chatham DYd 8/1795 19/3/1798 30/6/1978 BU 4/1826
Achille     Chatham DYd 10/1795 16/4/1798 25/8/1798 BU 11/1865


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1916bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

55.5 gundeck

Breadth, m

14.9

Draught, m

6.67

No of shafts

 

Machinery

sails

Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts 
Fuel, t 
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

30 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr SBML, 12 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades, 30 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML, 6 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr SBML, 6 x 1 - 139/8 18pdr carronades

Complement

640



Ship project history


74-gun two-deckers, derived from draught of French prize Le Pompée.

Modernizations


1839, Achille: - 2 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades; + 2 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr SBML

Naval service


No significant events.