French frigate Didon (1828)

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Portrait of Didon by François Roux
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Name: Didon
Namesake: Dido
Builder: Toulon
Laid down: March 1825
Launched: 15 July 1828
Struck: 28 march 1867
General characteristics
Class and type: Dryade class frigate
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 60 30-pounders

The Didon was a 60-gun Dryade-class first rank frigate of the French Navy.


Didon took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830, and in the Battle of the Tagus the next year.[1]

Didon ran aground on the south coast of Saint Croix on 25 May 1836 and lost her rudder. Although refloated, she ran aground a second time before being taken in to Frederickstadt.[2] She later took part in the Crimean War as a troopship.[1]


  1. ^ a b Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 151. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 
  2. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury (17949). Edinburgh. 9 July 1836.