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French ship Aquilon (1789)

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Name  Aquilon
Laid down  September 1787
Captured  2 August 1798
Construction started  September 1787
Length  56 m
Beam  15 m
Namesake  Anemoi
Acquired  June 1790
Name  Aboukir
Launched  8 June 1789
Weight  1,966 tons
Builder  Rochefort
French ship Aquilon (1789)

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

She served off Italy in Vice-Admiral Brueys' squadron under Captain Antoine-René Thévenard, and took part in the Battle of the Nile, where she fought HMS Vanguard, HMS Minotaur and HMS Theseus. She was captured and recommissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Aboukir.

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