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French ship Jupiter (1831)

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(Recto) The 'Napoléon', French 100-gun screw ship, and the 'Jupiter', French 80, in Besika Bay, July 1853; (verso) a coastal magazine(?) on a headland, 21 May 1853 RMG PZ0880-001.tiff
Napoléon, and Jupiter, in Besika Bay, July 1853
French Navy Ensign
Name: Jupiter
Namesake: Jupiter
Ordered: 25 November 1811
Builder: Cherbourg
Laid down: 5 November 1811
Launched: 22 October 1831
In service: 20 November 1835
Stricken: 9 May 1863
General characteristics
Class and type: Bucentaure-class 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

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

In 1836, she ferried Admiral de Markau from Brest to Fort de France to replace Admiral Halgan as governor in the Caribbean. In 1837, she ferried troops to Algeria. She took part in the naval parade of 6 September 1850 in Cherbourg, and in the Crimean War.

Struck in 1863, she was used as a barracks hulk in Rochefort from 1870.


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