French ship Jean Bart (1852)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Jean Bart and French ship Donawerth.
Lebreton engraving-16.jpg
The Jean Bart, drawing by Louis Le Breton
Career (France)
Namesake: Jean Bart
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 26 January 1849
Launched: 14 September 1852
Fate: scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Suffren class ship of the line
Displacement: 4 070 tonnes
Length: 60.50 m (198.5 ft)
Beam: 16.28 m (53.4 ft)
Draught: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Propulsion: 3114 m² of sails
Complement: 810 to 846 men
Armament:

1824-1839:
30 × 30-pounders on lower deck
32 × 30-pounders on middle deck
24 × 30-pounder carronades and 4 × 18-pounders on upper decks
1839-1840
26 × 30-pounders and 4 × 22cm Paixhans guns on lower deck
32 × 30-pounders on middle deck

24 × 30-pounder carronades and 4 × 16 cm Paixhans guns on upper decks
Armour: 6.97 cm of timber

The Jean Bart was a 90-gun Suffren class ship of the line of the French Navy, named in honour of Jean Bart.

She took part in the Siege of Sevastopol (1854–1855) and the Battle of Kinburn (1855).

In 1856, she was fitted with a steam engine. From 1864, she was used as a training ship. She was renamed to Donawerth in September 1868, and was finally scrapped as Cyclope in 1886.

References[edit]

  • Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I