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French ship Illustre (1811)
Robuste-Antoine Roux.jpg
The Robuste, sister-ship of the Illustre
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Illustre
Namesake: Illustrious
Ordered: July 1807
Builder: Anvers, Belgium
Launched: June 1811
Struck: 1814
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 Illustre was an 80-gun Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Sané.

She was given to Holland with the Treaty of Fontainebleau of 1814.

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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