Sunday, 19 February 2017

French sailing corvette with auxiliary steam power La Biche (1846) in 1859

Homeport Cherbourg, France. Laid down at Dunkirk, France in December 1846 and launched on 3 September 1848. Iron-built. M. Belleville manufactured machinery delivered 200 hp. Armed with 4 guns.

Hans Busk. The Navies of the World, London, United Kingdom, 1859.