Commerce de Paris-class ship of the line

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Commerce de Paris mp3h9492.jpg
Scale model of the Commerce de Paris
Class overview
Name: Commerce de Paris
Builders: Toulon (Commerce de Paris), Rochefort (Iéna). Plans by Jacques-Noël Sané
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Océan
In service: 15-6-1807 - April 1884
Planned: 6
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 4
General characteristics
Type: 110-gun ship of the line
Length: 62.5 m (205 ft)
Beam: 16.3 m (53 ft)
Draught: 8.1 m (27 ft)
Complement: 1,069 men
Armament:

110 guns (nominally), 114 guns (actual):
lower deck: 30 36-pounder guns
middle deck: 32 24-pounder guns
upper deck: 32 12-pounder guns
Castles: 10 8-pounder guns

10 36-pounder carronades
Armour: Timber
Notes: Ships in class include: Commerce de Paris, Duc d'Angoulême


The Commerce de Paris class was a ship of the line class of the French Navy, designed in 1804 by Jacques-Noël Sané as a shortened version of his 118-gun Océan Class three-deckers, by removing a pair of guns from each deck. Two ships were built to this design in France; four more were begun at Antwerp in 1810-11, but these were never completed.

Builder: Toulon shipyard
Ordered: 14 May 1804
Laid down: October 1804
Launched: 8 August 1806
Completed: May 1807
Fate: razeed in 1825. Renamed Commerce in August 1830, then Borda in December 1840 and Vulcain in August 1863; scrapped in 1885.
Builder: Rochefort shipyard
Ordered: 1805
Laid down: April 1805
Launched: 30 August 1814
Completed: January 1815
Fate: Renamed Iéna in March 1815, reverting to Duc d'Angueleme in July 1815; became Iéna again in August 1830. Scrapped in 1915.
  • Hymen (never finished)
Builder: Antwerp shipyard
Ordered: 23 July 1810
Fate: scraped on keel in 1814
  • Monarque (never finished; renamed Wagram on 15 December 1810)
Builder: Antwerp shipyard
Ordered: 23 July 1810
Fate: scraped on keel in 1814
  • Neptune (Never finished)
Builder: Antwerp shipyard
Ordered: 18 March 1811
Fate: Sold and scraped on keel in 1814
  • Terrible (Never finished)
Builder: Antwerp shipyard
Ordered: 15 March 1811
Fate: Sold and scraped on keel in 1814

Two more ships to be same design were ordered in 1812 to be built at Amsterdam and at Rotterdam, but neither was named or laid down.

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