French ship Commerce de Paris (1806)
The Commerce de Paris under construction in Toulon on 15 November 1806, by Antoine Roux.
|Ordered:||14 May 1804|
|Builder:||Toulon shipyard, plans by Sané |
|Laid down:||December 1804 |
|Launched:||8 August 1806 |
|Commissioned:||15 June 1807 |
|Decommissioned:||1 December 1814 |
|Class and type:||110-gun Commerce de Paris class ship of the line|
|Length:||62.5 m (205 ft)|
|Beam:||16.3 m (53 ft)|
|Draught:||8.1 m (27 ft)|
In 1808, she served as flagship of the Mediterranean squadron under Vice-Amiral Ganteaume and Contre-Amiral Cosmao, with Captain Violette as her flag officer. In 1809, Ganteaume transferred on Majestueux. In June 1809, command of Commerce de Paris was transferred to Captain Brouard.
From 1822 to 1825, she was razeed by one battery. In 1830, she was renamed Commerce, then Borda in 1839. She was used as a school ship from 1840, replacing Orion. Renamed Vulcain in 1863, she was eventually scrapped in 1885.
Sources and References
- Roche, vol.1, p.122
- Fond Marine, p.372
- Fond Marine, p.373
- Fond Marine, p.396
- Fond Marine, p.397
- Roche, vol.1, p.336
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
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