French ship Neptune (1818)

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Robuste-Antoine Roux.jpg
The Robuste, sister-ship of the Neptune
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Neptune
Namesake: Neptune
Ordered: 23 July 1810
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 1 December 1810
Launched: 21 March 1818
Struck: 1865
Fate: Prison hulk
General characteristics
Class and type: Bucentaure-class
Type: ship of the line
Length: 55.88 m (183.33 ft) (overall)
53.92 m (176.90 ft) (keel)
Beam: 15.27 m (50.10 ft)
Depth of hold: 7.63 m (25.03 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 2,683 m2 (28,879.57 sq ft)
Complement: 866
Armament: 80 guns
  • 30 × 36-pounders
  • 32 × 24-pounders
  • 18 × 12-pounders
  • 6 × 36-pounder howitzers

The Neptune was an 80-gun Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Sané.

Started in 1810, briefly renamed Brabançon during the Hundred Days and launched in 1818, after the Bourbon Restauration, she remained without commission until 1839.

She was part of a squadron under Admiral Hugon, along with Montebello and Andromaque.

She was also used to transport convicts to Western Australia.

She was struck in 1858 and used as a prison ship in Toulon harbour between 1865 and 1868.

References[edit]

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