Friday, 3 February 2017

Haitian aviso Toussaint Louverture launched in France according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1886-1887 no. 4

An item referred to the Tablettes des deux Charentes-Rivista Marittima dated April 1886 reporting that by the Société des forges et chantiers, France the aviso Toussaint-Louverture was launched for account of the Republic of Haiti. With a horsepower of 1.000 hp. It was the first warships of the republic which until then used armed merchant ships for this purpose.