Provence Class Ironclad (1863)

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Ten Provence class ironclads were completed for the French Navy during the second half of the 1860s.

Design & Construction

The ten Provences were ordered on 16 November, 1860, and were intended as improved versions of the Gloire. Their design was drawn up by Dupuy de Lôme. All were wooden-hulled except for the Héroïne, which was built of iron.[1]



See Also


  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 287.


  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on and

Provence Class Ironclads
Flandre Gauloise Guyenne Magnanime Provence
Revanche Savoie Surveillante Valeureuse Héroïne
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