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French ship Alexandre (1857)
Portrait of Alexandre as a gunnery school ship, her engine removed after 1873. by François Roux.
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Alexandre
Namesake: Alexander the Great
Builder: Rochefort [1]
Laid down: 30 May 1848 [1]
Launched: 27 March 1857 [1]
Struck: 22 February 1877 [1]
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Suffren class ship of the line
Displacement: 4 070 tonnes
Length: 60.50 m (198.5 ft)
Beam: 16.28 m (53.4 ft)
Draught: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Propulsion: 3114 m² of sails
Complement: 810 to 846 men
Armour: 6.97 cm of timber

The Alexandre was a 90-gun Suffren-class Ship of the line of the French Navy. She was the ninth ship in French service named in honour of Alexander the Great.


Designed to be a sailing ship of the line, Alexandre was converted to a steam and sail ship while on keel and served in Italy during the Italian unification. In 1873, her engine was removed and she became a gunnery school ship. She was eventually scrapped in 1900.[1]

Notes, citations, and references



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Roche, vol.1, p.34


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