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French ship Centaure (1818)
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The Robuste, sister-ship of the Centaure
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Centaure
Namesake: Centaure
Ordered: 25 November 1811
Builder: Cherbourg
Laid down: 2 November 1811
Launched: 8 January 1818
In service: 10 February 1823
Struck: 4 January 1862
Fate: Destroyed by fire
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
Armament: 86 guns

The Centaure was an 86-gun Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Sané.

She took part in operations of the Spanish expedition in 1823, along with Trident and Sirène, silencing fort Santi-Pietri. On 14 October 1823, she was renamed Santi-Pietri to commemorate the event. The Centaure was later used as a troopship, and as a prison hulk in Toulon from 1850, before being destroyed by fire on 4 January 1862.


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

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