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The Bucentaure class ships of the line were a class of twenty–one 80–gun third rates, designed for French Navy by Jacques–Noël Sané.
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The Bucentaure class ships of the line were a class of twenty–one 80–gun third rates, designed for French Navy by Jacques–Noël Sané. These powerful ships had a designed crew of around 500, and they were armed with 30 36–Pounder guns in the lowerdeck, 32 24–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, 18 12–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck.
The Tonnant class was a group of eight 80-gun third rates, designed for French Navy by Jacques–Noël Sané. These powerful ships of the line had a designed crew of around 780, and they were armed with 30 32–Pounder guns in the lowerdeck, 30 24–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, 18 24–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck, 2 12–Pounder guns in the forecastle
Bucentaure was the lead ship of her class and was the flagship of Vice–Admiral Latouche Tréville, died on board on 18 August 1804. Vice–Admiral Villeneuve hoisted his flag on 6 November 1804 and on board he hosted the Franco–Spanish war council at Cadiz. At the Battle of Trafalgar she was commanded by Capt. Magendie and defeated by Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory, losing 197 men and with 85 wounded and after three hours of fighting, she surrendered to HMS Conqueror.
This ship pack can also be used to represent the French Bucentaure class ship of the line “Robuste 1806”.
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