French ship Ville de Marseille (1812)
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Engraving by Roux
|Name:||Ville de Marseille|
|Ordered:||18 February 1811|
|Laid down:||27 June 1811|
|Launched:||15 August 1812|
|Commissioned:||17 November 1812|
|Struck:||22 June 1858|
|Fate:||broken up in Toulon in 1877.|
|Class and type:||Téméraire class ship of the line|
|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|
In 1827, she was upgraded to 80 guns. The next year, she took part in operations in Eastern Mediterranean under captain Cuvillier.
She took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830 as a troop ship. The next year, she took part in the Battle of the Tagus under Captain Baron Lasusse. In 1835 and 1836, she ferried troops to Algeria, before being refitted in 1841.
Ville de Marseille took part in the Crimean war as a troopship, and in the Bombardment of Sevastopol. As one of the oldest ships in the navy, she was sent back to France in late 1854.
She was used as a barracks hulk from 1858, and eventually broken up in Toulon in 1877.
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