French ship Donawerth (1854)
The Jean Bart, sister-ship of Donawerth. Drawing by Louis Le Breton
|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|
|Armour:||6.97 cm of timber|
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 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.
Sources and references
- Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I
- Les bâtiments ayant porté le nom de Jean Bart, netmarine.net
- Roche, vol.1, p.373