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La fin héroique du vaisseau “Le Vengeur” au combat du 13 Prairial An II (2 Juin 1794)

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Article ID DKS0753
Artist Anonymus
Title La fin héroique du vaisseau “Le Vengeur” au combat du 13 Prairial An II (2 Juin 1794)
Year ca. 1866
Description Paper sheet to cut out 10 paper figurer and to set up the last seabattle of the" Vengeur du Peuple" (Avenger of the People). It was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. Funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the chamber of commerce of Marseille, she was launched in 1762 as Marseillois. She took part in the naval operations in the American Revolutionary War in Admiral d'Estaing's squadron, duelling Preston in a single-ship action on 11 August 1778, taking part in the Battle of the Chesapeake where she duelled HMS Intrepid, and supporting the flagship Ville de Paris at the Battle of the Saintes. She also took part in the Battle of Saint Kitts. After the French Revolution, she was renamed Vengeur du Peuple and took part in the Glorious First of June. There, she was disabled after a furious duel with HMS Brunswick and surrendered after losing hope of being rescued by a French ship. After a few hours, as British ships were beginning rescue operations, she listed and foundered, taking almost half her crew with her.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)37 x 35
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueChromo Lithography

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