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French ship Fontenoy (1858)
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1/20th scale model of Suffren, lead ship of Fontenoy's class, on display at the Musée national de la Marine
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Fontenoy
Namesake: Battle of Fontenoy
Builder: Toulon [1]
Laid down: July 1827 [1]
Launched: 2 December 1858 [1]
In service: 1860 [1]
Struck: 10 February 1892 [1]
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Suffren class ship of the line
Displacement: 4 070 tonnes
Length: 60.50 m (198.5 ft)
Beam: 16.28 m (53.4 ft)
Draught: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Propulsion: 3114 m² of sails
Complement: 810 to 846 men
Armour: 6.97 cm of timber

The Fontenoy was a 90-gun Suffren-class Ship of the line of the French Navy. She was the only in French service named in honour of Battle of Fontenoy.

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She was part of the Toulons quadron until 1871, when she was converted into a prison hulk for prisoners of the Paris Commune. [1]

In 1878, her engines were removed and she became a transport. Her name changed to Bretagne and she was used as a boys' school ship for the École des mousses. [1]

She was eventually decommissioned in 1892 and broken up in 1911. [1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Roche, vol.1, p.206

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