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CASABIANCA (launched 1859)

CASABIANCA paddle aviso (1st class)

Displacement: 979t
Dimensions:173ft 11in wl x 29ft 6in x 11ft 1in fwd.
Same, meters:53.00 x 9.00 x 3.38m
Machinery:160nhp (Indret).9.79kts
Hull material:Wood
Armament:4-12cm rifles

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
CASABIANCALorient14.5.5815.8.5920.4.60Stk. 3.5.77

Class. This ship was designed to transport supplies to the penal colonies in French Guiana. This required a ship with not over 9ft 10in draft, coal for 6 days, and capacity for 160t of cargo. She was designed by Le Moine.

Disposal. Casabianca was BU 1884.

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