French ship Donawerth (1854)

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Lebreton engraving-16.jpg
The Jean Bart, sister-ship of Donawerth. Drawing by Louis Le Breton
History
France
Namesake: Jean Bart
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 1827
Launched: 1854
Fate: scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Suffren class ship of the line
Displacement: 4 070 tonnes
Length: 60.50 m (198.5 ft)
Beam: 16.28 m (53.4 ft)
Draught: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Propulsion: 3114 m² of sails
Complement: 810 to 846 men
Armament:
  • 1824-1839:
  • 30 × 30-pounders on lower deck
  • 32 × 30-pounders on middle deck
  • 24 × 30-pounder carronades and 4 × 18-pounders on upper decks
  • 1839-1840
  • 26 × 30-pounders and 4 × 22cm Paixhans guns on lower deck
  • 32 × 30-pounders on middle deck
  • 24 × 30-pounder carronades and 4 × 16 cm Paixhans guns on upper decks
Armour: 6.97 cm of timber

The Donawerth was a 90-gun Suffren class ship of the line of the French Navy.

Her keel was laid in Lorient in 1827. She stayed abandoned in an unbuilt state for several years before being completed as a steam ship. She was eventually launched on 15 February 1854.

She took part in the Crimean War as a transport.

In 1860, she served off Beirut with Redoutable.[1]

In 1868, she was renamed to Jean Bart, and used as a school ship.

She was again renamed to Cyclope in 1886, and eventually broken up in 1897.

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  1. ^ Roche, vol.1, p.373