French ship Tage

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Le Tage mp3h9410.jpg
Scale model on display at the Musée National de la Marine in Paris
History
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Name: Tage
Namesake: Battle of the Tagus
Builder: Brest shipyard
Laid down: 26 August 1824
Launched: 15 August 1847
Struck: 6 May 1884
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Hercule class
Displacement: 4 331 tonnes
Length: 65.02 m (213.3 ft)
Beam: 16.82 m (55.2 ft)
Draught: 7.55 m (24.8 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed: 10.7 knots (19.8 km/h; 12.3 mph)
Capacity: 170 tonnes of coal
Complement: 883 men
Armament:
  • 1858
  • Lower deck:16 × 36-pounders + 16 × 22cm-Paixhans guns
  • Middle deck:32 30-pounders
  • Upper deck: 14 × 16cm Paixhans guns + 6 × 30-pounder carronades
  • 1881
  • Decks: 4 × 14cm guns + 1 × 12cm gun
  • Forecastle: 4 × 12cm guns
Armour: Timber

The Tage ("Tagus") was a 100-gun Hercule-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

Service history[edit]

She was laid down as Polyphème in 1824, renamed Saint Louis, and eventually Tage. She was launched only in 1847. From 1857 to 1858, she was converted to steam ship.

After 1871, she was used as a prison ship to hold insurgents of the Commune of Paris. Later she ferried prisoners to New Caledonia.

She served as a hulk before being scrapped in 1896.

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