French ship Diadème (1811)

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Robuste
The Robuste, sister-ship of the Diadème
History
France
Name: Diadème
Namesake: Diadem
Ordered: 29 October 1807
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: November 1807
Launched: 30 November 1811
Struck: 21 January 1856
General characteristics
Class and type: Bucentaure-class ship of the line
Length:
  • 55.88 m (183 ft 4 in) (overall)
  • 53.92 m (176 ft 11 in) (keel)
Beam: 15.27 m (50 ft 1 in)
Depth of hold: 7.63 m (25 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 2,683 m2 (28,880 sq ft)
Complement: 866
Armament:
  • 86 guns
  • 30 × 36-pounders
  • 32 × 24-pounders
  • 18 × 12-pounders
  • 6 × 36-pounder howitzers

Diadème was an 86-gun Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Jacques-Noël Sané.

Commissioned in Lorient in January 1812, Diadème was disarmed at the Bourbon Restoration. She had major refits in 1822 and 1833, and was reactivated in 1826 to join the squadron of the Mediterranean.

From 1856, she was used as a barracks hulk.

References[edit]

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