THE CANOT IMPERIAL (1811) The IMPERIAL BARGE was built in 1811 to a design by the engineer GUILLEMARE. Construction went at great speed: she was built in 21 days apart from the decoration which is rich and abundant: there is a multiple figurehead, the imperial arms on the upper stern rails and, surmounting a magnificent poop, a large crown supported by four cherubs. This beautiful vessel saw little service. NAPOLEON I used it to visit the port of ANVERS: she was then taken to BREST where, in August 1858, NAPOLEON III and the Empress went aboard to visit the great port. In 1943, the ship was taken by rail to PARIS to be laid up with some difficulties, in the Maritime Museum.

Compagnie Limitée. 4, rue Labourdonnais - ROSE-HILL - ILE MAURICE.
Tél : +230 766 2066 - Fax :+230 465 0756 - E-mail:
Account Number : MCB Bell Village 13 0029165

web development

Home I Ships Model I Secured Shopping I Conditions & Services I

Ships : French
The U.S.S Constitution
The Emerald Coast
The Langoustier
The Bisquine
The Cotre
The Superbe
The Soleil Royal
The Etoile
The Thonier
The Ouragan
The Astrolabe
The Canot Imperial
The Chebec
Ships : English
H.M.S Bounty
The Endeavour
The Mayflower
The Cutty Sark
The Victory
Contact Us