The Bucentaure was named after the Venetian ship Bucentaur which was destroyed by Napoleon I. Bucentaure was the 80-gun flag ship for Vice Admiral Latouhe Treville in the French Navy. After Vice Admiral Treville died on board, Vice Admiral Villeneuve hoisted his flag in November 1804. Captain Jean-Jacques Magendie commanded her during the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805. Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory raked the Bucentaure’s less protected stern, and she lost 197 men and wounded many including Captain Magendie. This put her out of the fight, and she eventually surrendered to Captain James Atcherly of the Royal Marines. The Bucentaure’s crew recaptured the ship several days later, however, she was wreaked on October 23, 1805, in a gale-force storm.
Width: 13-7/8" (with oars)