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French ship Conquérant (1812)
Robuste-Antoine Roux.jpg
The Robuste, sister-ship of the Conquérant
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Conquérant
Namesake: Conqueror
Ordered: 26 January 1810
Builder: Anvers, Belgium
Laid down: 1803
Launched: 27 April 1812
In service: 27 April 1812
Struck: 1831
General characteristics
Class & type: Bucentaure-class
Type: ship of the line
Length: 55.88 m (183.33 ft) (overall)
53.92 m (176.90 ft) (keel)
Beam: 15.27 m (50.10 ft)
Depth of hold: 7.63 m (25.03 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 2,683 m2 (28,879.57 sq ft)
Complement: 866
Armament:

80 guns

  • 30 x 36-pounders
  • 32 x 24-pounders
  • 18 x 12-pounders
  • 6 x 36-pounder howitzers

The Conquérant was a Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Sané.

She was commissioned in Anvers under Captain Lafond in the Scheldt squadron. At the Bourbon Restauration, she was sent to Brest, where she underwent a refit in 1821, and was sent to Toulon in 1824. She took part in the Morea expedition in 1827, and in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830.

In November 1830, she was disarmed in Toulon, and was struck the next year. From 1830, she was used as a barracks hulk, until 1842, when she was broken up.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I


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