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Le Tonnant -> 1828 Louis XIV

Nominal Guns118FNIII
NationalitySecond Empire Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1811FNIII
First Commissioned28.1.1855FNIII
How acquiredPurpose builtFNIII
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis FNIII
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1758-1825
CategoryFirst RateFNIII
National RatePremier RangFNIII
Ship TypeShip of the LineFNIII
Sailing RigShip RiggedFNIII
Broken Up1873FNIII


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFNIII
Length of Gundeck62.50Meters205′ 0″ Imperial
Breadth16.75Meters54′ 11″ Imperial
Depth in Hold7.64Meters25′ 0″ Imperial


2.1854Broadside Weight = 2016 French Livre (2175.6672 lbs 986.832 kg)FNIII
Lower Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck28 French 30-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck4 French 80-Pounder Obusier
Middle Gun Deck30 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 French 30-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 30-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 30-Pound Carronade

1861Broadside Weight = 1500 French Livre (1618.8 lbs 734.25 kg)FNIII
Lower Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck2 French 50-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck6 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck8 French 30-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck8 French 16cm Paixhans
Middle Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Middle Gun Deck20 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck6 French 16cm Paixhans
Upper Gun Deck6 French 30-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 16cm Paixhans

Service History

1828Renamed Louis XIVW006

Departed from Toulon to take part in the Siege of Sevastopol as a transport ship.


Converted to combined sail/steam propulsion in Brest harbour, using machinery supplied by Robert Napier of Glasgow, to reenter service on 25 October 1857.



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