|French ship Eylau (1856)|
The Eylau as a hulk in Toulon (foreground)
|Namesake:||Battle of Eylau|
|Laid down:||5 July 1853|
|Launched:||15 May 1856|
|Commissioned:||8 March 1857|
|Struck:||22 February 1877|
|Type:||Hercule class, converted fast screw ship of the line|
|Depth of hold:||8.16 metres|
GD 18-36p, 16-22cm No.1 shell; UD 34-30p No.2; SD 2-16cm rifles, 20-30p No.4.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Converted fast screw ship of the line (2nd class)
- Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I
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