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French ship Breslaw (1848)
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1/20th scale model of Suffren, lead ship of Breslaw's class, on display at the Musée national de la Marine
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Breslaw
Namesake: Wrocław
Builder: Brest [1]
Laid down: 26 May 1827 [1]
Launched: 21 July 1848 [1]
Struck: 22 July 1872 [1]
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Suffren-class ship of the line
Displacement: 4070 tonnes
Length: 60.50 m (198.5 ft)
Beam: 16.28 m (53.4 ft)
Draught: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Propulsion: 3,114 m2 (33,520 sq ft) of sails
Complement: 810 to 846 men
Armour: 6.97 cm of timber

Breslaw was a 90-gun Suffren-class ship of the line of the French Navy. She was the twenty-second ship in French service named in honour of Louis IX of France.


Started as Achille, the ship was renamed Saint Louis in 1839. She took part in the Crimean War as a troop ship, and served in the French intervention in Mexico in 1862.[1]

She was used as a prison hulk for prisoners of the Paris Commune, then as an ammunition store, and was eventually broken up in 1886. [1]

Notes, citations, and references



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Roche, vol.1, p.85


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