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French ship Eylau (1808)

The Robuste, sister-ship of the Eylau
Career (France)
Name: Eylau
Namesake: Battle of Eylau
Ordered: 4 June 1804
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 19 December 1805
Launched: 18 November 1808
In service: 11 March 1809
Struck: 1 June 1829
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

80 guns

  • 30 × 36-pounders
  • 32 × 24-pounders
  • 18 × 12-pounders
  • 6 × 36-pounder howitzers

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

Began as Saturne, she was rename Eylau while still under construction. She was commissioned on 11 March 1809 under Captain Jurien de La Gravière.

In 1811, she was the flagship of Admiral Allemand. The next year, she was transferred to Toulon.

After the Bourbon Restauration, she took a station in the Caribbean under Captain Larue.

She was eventually broken up in Brest in 1829.


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