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
Class and type: Créole-class corvette
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 Créole-class corvette of the French Navy.[1]


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

On 20 January 1844, Créole was driven ashore on Negropont, Greece. She was refloated on 27 January with assistance from HMS Vesuvius and taken in to Piraeus, Greece, where she sank. She was later refloated.[2][3]


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.

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Corvettes (24 guns)". Shipscribe. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Naval Intelligence". The Times (18554). London. 11 March 1844. col D, p. 8.
  3. ^ "Friendly Relations of France and England". The Times (18559). London. 16 March 1844. col A, p. 7.