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Paddle aviso (2nd class, 120 nhp, launched 1842)

COMTE D'EU (VEDETTE) (launched 1842)

COMTE D'EU (VEDETTE) paddle aviso (2nd class)

Displacement: 375t
Dimensions:144ft 8in wl, 172ft 6in oa x 22ft 4in x 8ft 8in
Same, meters:44.10, 52.57 x 6.80 x 2.65m
Machinery:120nhp (Indret). 4 cylinders
Hull material:Wood
Armament:4-12p carronades

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
COMTE D'EUIndret11.4122.6.4211.10.43Stk. 2.7.56

Class. This ship was designed by Gervaize as a yacht for the use of the king during his summers at Eu. Her engines, designed by Rossin, were similar in design to those in the frigate Infernal and were installed in 7.42. In her trials, her maximum speed was around 7 knots (attributed to insufficient steam from the boilers) and her stability was found to be not completely satisfactory. Her royal furnishings were removed and she was renamed Vedette 1.4.44. In late 1844 her original boilers were replaced with new tubular boilers for service as an aviso.

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