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French ship Eylau (1856)
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The Eylau as a hulk in Toulon (foreground)
Career (France)
Name: Eylau
Namesake: Battle of Eylau
Laid down: 5 July 1853
Launched: 15 May 1856
Commissioned: 8 March 1857
Struck: 22 February 1877
General characteristics
Type: Hercule class, converted fast screw ship of the line
Length: 68.72 metres
Beam: 16.80 metres
Depth of hold: 8.16 metres


900 shp steam engine (Cavé). 4 cylinders
Complement: 913

GD 18-36p, 16-22cm No.1 shell; UD 34-30p No.2; SD 2-16cm rifles, 20-30p No.4.

  • 18 x 36-pounders
  • 16 x 22 cm howitzers
  • 34 x 30-pounders
  • 2 x 16 cm rifled howitzers
  • 20 x 30-pounders

The Eylau was a converted fast screw ship of the line of the French Navy.

Started as a 100-gun Hercule class ship of the line, Eylau was ordered converted to mixed propulsion in 1852, even before her keel was laid.

She was used as a hulk in Toulon, and broken up in 1905.

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