French ship Ville de Varsovie
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The Robuste, sister-ship of the Ville de Varsovie
|Name:||Ville de Varsovie|
|Ordered:||30 April 1804|
|Laid down:||22 March 1805|
|Launched:||10 May 1808|
|Commissioned:||18 June 1808|
|Fate:||Destroyed by fire on 13 April 1809|
|Class and type:||Bucentaure-class|
|Type:||ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2000 tonnes|
|Beam:||15.3 m (50.20 ft)|
|Depth of hold:||7.8 m (25.59 ft)|
|Sail plan:||2,683 m2 (28,879.57 sq ft)|
Built as Tonnant, she was renamed Ville de Varsovie ("City of Warsaw") while still under construction. At the time, Napoleon established the Duchy of Warsaw and made a considerable effort to mobilize Polish national sentiment on France's behalf.
She was commissioned on 18 June 1808 under captain Mahé, and was part of the Rochefort squadron.
A British party destroyed her by fire by after running aground during the Battle of the Basque Roads.
- Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I