French ship Conquérant (1812)

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

Portrait of Conquérantby François Roux
Name: Conquérant
Namesake: Conqueror
Ordered: 26 January 1810
Builder: Anvers, Belgium
Laid down: 1803
Launched: 27 April 1812
In service: 27 April 1812
Struck: 1831
General characteristics
Class and type: Bucentaure-class
Type: ship of the line
  • 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
  • 30 × 36-pounders
  • 32 × 24-pounders
  • 18 × 12-pounders
  • 6 × 36-pounder howitzers

She was commissioned in Anvers under Captain Lafond in the Scheldt squadron. Following the Bourbon Restoration, she was sent to Brest, where she underwent a refit in 1821, and was sent to Toulon in 1824. She took part in the Morea expedition in 1827. She was damaged by fire at Smyrna, Russia, on 29 October 1829.[1] She participated in the Invasion of Algiers in 1830.

In November 1830, she was disarmed in Toulon, and was struck the next year. From 1830, she was used as a barracks hulk, until 1842, when she was broken up.


  1. "Ship News". The Morning Post (18412). 16 December 1829.
  • Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, tome I
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