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French ship Intrépide (1864)
Career (France)
Name: Intrépide
Builder: Rochefort. Plans by Henri Dupuy de Lôme [1]
Laid down: 2 November 1853 [1]
Launched: 17 November 1864 [1]
Struck: 6 December 1889 [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 Intrépide was a 90-gun Algésiras-class steam ship of the line of the French Navy.

Career[edit | edit source]

Under Captain Claude Gennet, Intrépide was used as a troopship to bring the expeditionary corps of the French intervention in Mexico back to France. She took part in the Siege of Sfax in 1881. [1]

From 1883, she was a school ship of the École navale, and from 1887 she was hulked as barracks. Renamed Borda in 1890, she was used again by the École navale, and was eventually broken up in 1921. [1]

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Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Roche, vol.1, p.258

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