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French ship Commerce de Bordeaux (1785)

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Name  Commerce de Bordeaux
Laid down  September 1784
Length  56 m
Weight  1,966 tons
Builder  Toulon
In service  1786
Construction started  September 1784
French ship Commerce de Bordeaux (1785)
Renamed  Timoléon in February 1794
Fate  Ran aground and burnt at the Battle of the Nile, August 1798

Commerce de Bordeaux was a Téméraire-class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from Bordeaux.

Renamed Timoléon in February 1794, she took part in the Battle of the Nile under captain Louis-Léonce Trullet. In the confusion of the battle, her rudder was damaged by misdirected fire from the neighbouring Généreux. She fought for three days, eventually running aground and set on fire by her crew. She exploded around noon on 2 August, the last fighting French ship of the battle.


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