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Vaisseau de 90 canons, le Suffren, 1829

Date: 1883 | Identifier: V13.F82 P37 1883
This print is plate 48 from a book of reproductions of maritime models held by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The book, by Edmund Paris, is entitled "Le Musée de Marine du Louvre: histoire, description, construction, représentation statistique des navires a rames & a voiles d'après des modèles et les dessins des galeries du Musée du Louvre, avec 60 planches phototypiques inaltérables et 200 vignettes ; honoré de souscriptions des ministères de la marine et de l'instruction publique des lords commissioners of "The Admiralty, of Trinity House", etc. Paris : J. Rothschild, editeur, c1883. The print depicts a vessel of ninety cannons named “Le Suffren” in the French Navy in 1829. Le Suffren was laid down on 21 August 1824 and launched 27 August 1829. Renamed Le Ajax as a hulk on 8 August 1865, she was scrapped in 1874. Le Suffren displaced 4,000 tons and had a length of 60 meters and a beam of 16 meters. She was one of the largest wooden warships of her day. Musee de la marine du Louvre plate [1883]. Pl. 48, vaisseau de 90 canons, le suffren, 1829. J. Rothschild editeur, Paris. more...
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