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AJACCIO (acquired 1850)

AJACCIO paddle aviso (2nd class)

Displacement: 529t
Dimensions:145ft 10in wl, 150ft 9in deck x 22ft 4in mld, 22ft 9in x 10ft 6in mean
Same, meters:44.44, 45.96 x 6.80, 6.94 x 3.20m
Machinery:120nhp (Pihet, Paris)
Hull material:Wood
Armament:(1860) 2-12cm shell

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
AJACCIOLa Ciotat(?)(1842)26.11.50Stk. 23.5.71

Class. Purchased from the Ministry of Finance and transferred to the navy on 26.11.50. She and her sister Bastia, which was not acquired, were designed by Moissard and built under a law of 14.6.41 for a postal line between Marseilles and Corsica. The law also authorized a third ship, the pioneer French screw steamer Napoléon (later Corse). Ajaccio's sail area was 684 sq.yd.

Disposal. Ajaccio was BU 1871.

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