French ship Tage (1847)

The Tage ("Tagus") was a 100-gun Hercule-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

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Scale model on display at the Musée National de la Marine in Paris
History
French Navy EnsignFrance
NameTage
NamesakeBattle of the Tagus
BuilderBrest shipyard
Laid down26 August 1824
Launched15 August 1847
Stricken6 May 1884
FateScrapped 1896
General characteristics
Class and typeHercule-class ship of the line
Displacement4,331 tonnes
Length65.02 m (213 ft 4 in)
Beam16.82 m (55 ft 2 in)
Draught7.55 m (24 ft 9 in)
Propulsion
Speed10.7 knots (19.8 km/h; 12.3 mph)
Capacity170 tonnes of coal
Complement883 men
Armament
  • 1858
  • Lower deck:16 × 36-pounders + 16 × 22 cm Paixhans guns
  • Middle deck:32 30-pounders
  • Upper deck: 14 × 16cm Paixhans guns + 6 × 30-pounder carronades
  • 1881
  • Decks: 4 × 14 cm guns + 1 × 12 cm gun
  • Forecastle: 4 × 12 cm guns
ArmourTimber

Service historyEdit

She was laid down as Polyphème in 1824, renamed Saint Louis, and eventually Tage. She was launched only in 1847.[citation needed]. On 12 February 1855, she ran aground in the Kamiesch, in the Crimea. She was refloated.[1] From 1857 to 1858, she was converted to steam ship.

After 1871, she was used as a prison ship to hold insurgents of the Commune of Paris. Later she ferried prisoners to New Caledonia.

She served as a hulk before being scrapped in 1896.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Express from Paris". The Morning Chronicle. No. 27510. London. 26 February 1855.

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