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French ship Héros (1813)
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1/48 scale model of the Océan class 120-gun ship of the line Commerce de Marseille, sister-ship of the Héros. On display at Marseille naval museum.
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Héros
Namesake: French ship Héros
Completed: 1813
General characteristics
Class & type: Océan class ship of the line
Displacement: 2 700 tonnes
Length: 65,18 metres (196,6 French feet)
Beam: 16,24 metres (50 French feet)
Draught: 8,12 metres (25 French feet)
Propulsion: sail, 3 265 m²
Complement: 1 079 men

Rated as 120-gun:
lower deck: 32 36-pound guns
middle deck: 34 24-pound guns
upper deck: 34 18-pound guns

forecastle: 18 8-pound guns, 6 36-pound carronades
Armour: Timber

The Héros was a first-rate 118-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, of the Océan type, designed by Jacques-Noël Sané.

Ordered in 1812, she was disarmed in 1816 in an unfinished state.

She was eventually broken up in 1828 without having ever been commissioned.


  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. [page needed]

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