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French frigate Audacieuse (1856)
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Audacieuse, drawn by Roux
Career (France)
Name: Audacieuse
Namesake: "Audacious"
Builder: Brest
Laid down: 1854
Launched: 22 January 1856
Decommissioned: September 1864
Out of service: 11 April 1879
Reinstated: December 1864
Fate: Deleted in 1872
General characteristics
Class & type: Ardente-class frigate
Displacement: 1,960 tonnes 
Length: 74 m (242 ft 9 in)
Beam: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Installed power: 2,650 ihp (1,980 kW)
Propulsion: Steam engine, one propeller
Speed: 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph)
Complement: 530 men
Armament: 5 × 30-pounder long guns
6 × 30-pounder howitzers

Audacieuse was an Ardente-class frigate of the French Navy.

She served between France and the Far East, notable ferrying ambassador Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros to China in 1857 and bringing guns from the Taku Forts to France.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). "AUDACIEUSE - Frégate à hélice prévue en mixte type Ardente (1856 - 1870)". Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671-1870. Toulon: Roche. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 

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