French corvette Créole (1829)

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Créole
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Scale model of Créole, on display at Paris naval museum
Career (France) French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign
Name: Créole
Namesake: Creole peoples
Builder: Cherbourg
Laid down: August 1827
Launched: 5 May 1829
Commissioned: 1 January 1830
Struck: 29 December 1845
General characteristics
Displacement: 751 tonnes
Length: 39 m (128 ft)
Beam: 9.70 m (31.8 ft)
Complement: 150 men
Armament:

20 30-pounder carronades

4 18-pounder long guns
Armour: Timber

The Créole was a 24-gun corvette of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

She took part in the Pastry War under lieutenant commander de Joinville, and most notably in the Bombardment of San Juan de Ulloa.

Model[edit]

A finely crafted shipyard model is on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris. It was originally stored in the office of the prince de Joinville.

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