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French ship Ville de Nantes

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Name  Ville de Nantes
Builder  Cherbourg
Decommissioned  1828
Construction started  20 June 1854
Length  72 m
Draft  8 m
Namesake  Nantes
Laid down  20 June 1854
In service  1862
Launched  7 August 1858
Weight  5,150 tons
French ship Ville de Nantes

Ville de Nantes was a late 90-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

Career

Ville de Nantes conducted trials in 1860 until, in December, she was used as a transport to ferry troops to Brest. Her engine having broke down, she conducted repairs until July 1861, after which she conducted trials until 1862.

After the Paris Commune, Ville de Nantes was used as a prison hulk in Cherbourg. She was eventually broken up in 1887.

References

French ship Ville de Nantes Wikipedia


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