French frigate Gomer (1841)

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Gomer, by Roux
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Gomer
Builder: Rochefort[1]
Laid down: 25 September 1840[1]
Launched: 19 July 1841[1]
Commissioned: 15 December 1841[1]
Struck: 30 May 1868[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Gomer class frigate
Length: 72.75 metres [1]
Beam: 12.45 metres[1]
Height: 5.54 metres[1]
Complement: 267[1]

6 x 16cm howitzers[1]

8 x 30-pounders

The Gomer was a paddle frigate of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

She served in the Caribbean in 1843, and later served off France and England after being refitted as a royal yacht for Louis-Philippe.

During the Second French Empire, she took part in the Crimean war and in the French intervention in Mexico.

She was decommissioned in 1868 and broken up soon afterward.

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