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French ship Ville de Varsovie (1808)

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French ship Ville de Varsovie (1808)

The Robuste, sister-ship of the Ville de Varsovie
Career (France)
Name: Ville de Varsovie
Namesake: Warsaw
Ordered: 30 April 1804
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: 22 March 1805
Launched: 10 May 1808
Commissioned: 18 June 1808
Fate: Destroyed by fire on 13 April 1809
General characteristics
Class & type: Bucentaure-class
Type: ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2000 tonnes
Length: 59.3 m (194.55 ft) (overall)
53.92 m (176.90 ft) (keel)
Beam: 15.3 m (50.20 ft)
Depth of hold: 7.8 m (25.59 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: 2,683 m2 (28,879.57 sq ft)
Complement: 866

80 guns

The Ville de Varsovie was a Bucentaure-class 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, designed by Chaumont from original plans by Sané.

Built as Tonnant, she was renamed Ville de Varsovie while still under construction. She was commissioned on 18 June 1808 under captain Mahé, and was part of the Rochefort squadron.

A British party destroyed her by fire by after running aground during the Battle of the Basque Roads.


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