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French ship Impérial (1856)
Career (France)
Name: Impérial
Builder: Rochefort. Plans by Henri Dupuy de Lôme [1]
Laid down: 19 August 1853 [1]
Launched: 15 November 1855 [1]
Struck: 15 November 1869 [1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Algésiras class ship of the line
Displacement: 5160 tonnes
Length: 71.6 m (235 ft)
Beam: 16.8 m (55 ft)
Draught: 8.1 m (27 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Sail (2010 m²)
  • 3604 HP 8-boiler steam engine
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 340 men
Armament:
  • 4 138mm guns
  • 4 revolver guns
  • 2 37mm guns
Armour: timber

The Impérial was a 90-gun Algésiras-class steam ship of the line of the French Navy.

Career[edit | edit source]

Impérial took part in the French intervention in Mexico. [1]

She was renamed to Jupiter in 1870, used as a barracks hulk, and eventually broken up around 1898. [1]

Notes, citations, and references[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Roche, vol.1, p.251

References[edit | edit source]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. p. 251. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 

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