Valmy -> 1863 Borda

Nominal Guns120FNIII
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.3.1838FNIII
First Commissioned12.2.1849FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtFNIII
ShipyardBrest - Brittany FNIII
CategoryFirst RateFNIII
National RatePremier RangFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the Line FWAS1786
Sailing RigShip RiggedFWAS1786
Sold for Break Up1891FNIII


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFNIII
Length of Gundeck64.20Meters210′ 7″ Imperial
Breadth18.11Meters59′ 4″ Imperial
Depth in Hold8.61Meters28′ 2″ Imperial


2.1849Broadside Weight = 1972 French Livre (2128.1824 lbs 965.294 kg)FNIII
Lower Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck24 French 30-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck8 French 22cm Paixhans
Middle Gun Deck26 French 30-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 French 16cm Paixhans
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 30-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 16cm Paixhans

1 Commanding Officer

1870 - 1872Capitaine de Vaisseau Paul Auguste Buret (1820-1909)ref:673

Service History

9.1854Siege of Sevastopol
18.8.1863Renamed BordaFWAS1786
18.8.1863Refitted as a Unrated Training Ship FWAS1786


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