" L'Oeuvre de Francois
Representant Les Portraits des Navires de La Marine
Francaise de 1792 a Nos Jours"
by A. Liebert
(Dates and descriptions
inFrench from Admiral Paris' text.)
Le Wagram - 1800
('Vaisseau a trois ponts' - three
decker ship of the line).
Later Dauphin Royal
118 guns class) Condemned 1836. A
Francois of a
painting by his father
dated 1811. The direction of the ship
Antoine Roux's original is in the
Peabody Essex Museum.
Le Montebello - 1839 ('Vaisseau
a trois ponts' - three
decker ship of the line)
Another of the
later Dauphin Royal 118 guns class. Re-built 1851-52 as a steam
battleship, broken up
Le Valmy - 1849 ('Trois ponts a Muraille
droites' - three decker at Murailles
right hand side). The vessel carried 120 guns and was of 5,154
In service to 1891.
La Bretagne - 1855 ('Tris ponts a
Voile et a Vapeur' - Three decker with
sail and steam)
Carried 130 guns and
was 6,770 tons displacement. became a training ship in1866.
Le Napoleon -1848 ('Vaisseau a
vapeur rapide'- fast ship of the line). Two views
of the ship with its rounded
5,120 tonnes displacement andCapable of
a speed of 12
knots, it was the first propeller driven steam
capital ship of any nation.
Le Robuste -1805 ('Vaisseau de 80'
Ship of the line with 80 guns). A copy
of a painting by his father
Antoine (see ARP-H). The Robuste was
in 1809 before Francois was
Le Conquerant - 1817 ('Vaisseau de
80 transforme' - ship of the line converted to 80 guns)
Bucentaure class -
originally a 74. Refitted 1n 1821, disarmed in 1830, used as a barracks
hulk until 1842 when she
was broken up.
Le Fleurus - 1825 ('Vaisseau de
100 transforme a Vapeur' - ship of the
line 100 guns,
converted to steam)
Le Suffren - 1824
('Vaiseau de 80' - ship of the line, 80 guns.)
la Ville de Marseilles - 1812
('Vaisseau de 74' - ship of the line, 74 guns)
- later 80 guns, broken up
La Didon - 1828 ("Frigate de 60 cannons"- frigate of 60
Nemesis class - 50 gun type.
L'Artemise - 1928
("Frigate de 54 cannons" Frigate of 54 guns). Deleted 1840.
La Pomone - 1846 ("Frigate
transforme de helice" - converted to a screw frigate)
- 36 guns, 1,900 tons
displacement. Converted from sail 1857.
L'Audacieuse 1854 ("frigate a
Vapeur de 800 chevaux" - steam frigate of 800 hp).
Ardente class -1,960 tons
displacement, speed 8.5 knots, armament: 5X 30
long guns, 6X30 pounder
La Gloire - 1858 ('Premier Cuirasse
rapide' - the first ironclad with a
speed of 13 knots) - the
first sea going broadside ironclad. Iron clad
over a wooden hull with
the cladding extending below the water line.
Magenta - 1861 ('Premier Vaisseau Cuirasse'- first rate
ship of the line)
- broadside ironclad of
6,751 tons displacemeent. One of only two two-decked
ironclads ever built.
Richelieu - 1868 ('Grand Cuirasse rapide
a Tourelle' - large ironclad with
barbettes and speed.) A
battery ship with barbettes of 8,984 tons
L'Ocean - 1865 ('Frigate Cuirasse a
Tourelle' - frigate ironclad with barbettes)
- a central battery ship with
barbettes of 7,580/7,775 tons displacement
- 1865 ('Corvette Cuirasse' -
corvette ironclad). Alma class of wooden
hulled iron clad corvettes - 3,513
long tons displacement, speed 11knots,
range 1,630 nautical miles at 10
knots. guns: 6X1 194mm (7.4in) Mle 1964 &
4X1 120mm (4.7in). Hulked in
New Caledonia after 1885.
Le Tourville -1874 (Cuircasse de
premier Classe - a first rate ironclad)
-- a broadside ironclad-of
5698 tons displacement
Conways "All the Worlds Fighting
Conways "The Line of Battle:The
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