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French ship Algésiras (1823)
Robuste-Antoine Roux.jpg
The Robuste, sister-ship of the Algésiras
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Algésiras
Namesake: Battle of Algeciras
Ordered: 20 February 1812
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 1 April 1812
Launched: 21 August 1823
In service: 20 August 1828
Struck: 1846
General characteristics
Class & type: Bucentaure-class
Type: ship of the line
Length: 55.88 m (183.33 ft) (overall)
53.92 m (176.90 ft) (keel)
Beam: 15.27 m (50.10 ft)
Depth of hold: 7.63 m (25.03 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 2,683 m2 (28,879.57 sq ft)
Complement: 866

80 guns

The Algésiras was an 80-gun Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Sané.

She took part in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830, under Captain Ponée, and in the Battle of the Tagus the next year, under Captain Moulac.

In 1832, she was used as a troopship to ferry troops to Algeria. In 1836, she cruised the Caribbean with Artémise.

Algésiras was featured in Les Misérables, where she is mislabeled as a frigate:

The frigate Algesiras was anchored alongside the Orion, and the poor convict had fallen between the two vessels
Book second, chapter III [1]


  • Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I

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