French ship Tourville (1853)

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Duquesne, sister ship of Tourville. drawing by Louis Le Breton
History
France
Name: Tourville
Namesake: Anne Hilarion de Tourville
Builder: Brest [1]
Laid down: 26 August 1847 [1]
Launched: 31 October 1853 [1]
Out of service: 12 August 1872 [1]
Fate: scrapped [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Tourville-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 4,400 tonnes
Length: 61.40 m (201.4 ft)
Beam: 16.69 m (54.8 ft)[2]
Draught: 7.23 m (23.7 ft)[2]
Propulsion:
  • Sail
  • Steam engine, 650 hp (485 kW)
Armament: 90 guns
Armour: Timber

Tourville was a 90-gun sail and steam ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

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She took part in the Baltic theatre of the Crimean War, shelling Sweaborg on 10 August 1855.[1] She later took part in the French Intervention in Mexico as a troop ship.[1]

Put in ordinary in 1864, she was hulked in Cherbourg in 1871 to serve as a prison for survivors of the Paris Commune. Struck the next year, she was renamed to Nestor and eventually broken up in 1878.[1]

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