French ship Ville de Marseille (1812)

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the Ville de Marseille
Engraving by Roux
Career (France) French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign French Navy Ensign
Name: Ville de Marseille
Namesake: Marseille
Ordered: 18 February 1811
Builder: Toulon harbour
Laid down: 27 June 1811
Launched: 15 August 1812
Commissioned: 17 November 1812
Struck: 22 June 1858
Fate: broken up in Toulon in 1877.
General characteristics
Class & type: Téméraire class ship of the line
Displacement: 2966 tonnes
5260 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)
Beam: 14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)
Draught: 7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)
Propulsion: Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails
Armament:

74 guns:

16 × 8-pounder long guns
4 × 36-pounder carronades
Armour: Timber

The Ville de Marseille was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

In 1827, she was upgraded to 80 guns. The next year, she took part in operations in Eastern Mediterranean under captain Cuvillier.

She took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830 as a troop ship. The next year, she took part in the Battle of the Tagus under Captain Baron Lasusse. In 1835 and 1836, she ferried troops to Algeria, before being refitted in 1841.

The Ville de Marseille took part in the Crimean war as a troopship, and in the Bombardment of Sevastopol. As one of the oldest ships in the navy, she was sent back to France in late 1854.

She was used as a barracks hulk from 1858, and eventually broken up in Toulon in 1877.

References[edit]

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