French ship Trident (1811)

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Scale model of Achille, sister ship of French ship Trident (1811), on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
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Name: Trident
Namesake: Trident
Builder: Toulon
Laid down: 15 November 1809
Launched: 9 June 1811
Commissioned: December 1811
Struck: 24 November 1857
General characteristics
Class and type: Téméraire class ship of the line
  • 2966 tonnes
  • 5260 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 55.87 metres (183.3 ft) (172 pied)
Beam: 14.90 metres (48 ft 11 in)
Draught: 7.26 metres (23.8 ft) (22 pied)
Propulsion: Up to 2,485 m2 (26,750 sq ft) of sails
Armour: Timber

The Trident was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.

On 13 February 1814, she was part of Julien Cosmao's squadron which was intercepted off Toulon by a British blockade. The Romulus, at the rear, managed to hold off the British ships.

In 1823, during the Spanish expedition, she took part in the bombardment of Cadiz, along with Centaure. In 1827, at the Battle of Navarino, she silenced coastal defences with the Sirène.

She took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830. In 1831, the served as flagship of the Toulon squadron under Rear-admiral Baron Hugon, and took part in the Battle of the Tagus under Captain Casy, reaching Lisbon.

In 1854, she took part in the Crimean War, and was used as a troop ship the next year in the Black Sea.

She was struck on 24 November 1857 and was used as a barracks hulk from 1857 to 1869.

She was eventually broken up in 1879.

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