French corvette Créole (1829)

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1/40th scale model of Créole, on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris
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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
Armour: Timber

The Créole was a 24-gun Favorite-class corvette of the French Navy.


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


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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