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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Crown and French ship La Couronne
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 14 February 1859
Launched: 28 March 1861
Commissioned: 2 February 1862
Out of service: Hulked 1910
Fate: Scrapped 1932
General characteristics
Class and type: Gloire class ironclad
Displacement: 6428 tonnes
Length: 80.85 metres
Beam: 16.70 metres
Draught: 7.80 metres

Indret boiler, 3800 HP

One 6-bladed 5.80-metre propeller
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 570
Armament: 30 riffled guns, model 1878

Belt : 120 mm
Superstructures : 120 mm

Bunker : 100 mm

The Couronne ("Crown") was an ironclad battleship of the French Navy during the Second Empire.

The Couronne was built as an ironclad of La Gloire type, though she was made entirely in iron rather than iron plaques fixed on a wooden hull. From 1881 on, she was used as a gunnery school for the Navy and modified : her armour was removed, her bow, rear and rigging were modified, giving her the appeared of a ship of the Napoléon type.

The artillery was changed to numerous calibres.

She was replaced in 1908, and converted to a floating barracks, until she was scrapped in 1932.

The Couronne sailing in heavy sea


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