The Colbert Class were the last French wooden sea going battleships. It had a armour belt which was 5ft 10 inches above and below the waterline. Colbert was built at Brest and laid down in 1870 , launched 16th September 1875 and completed two years later. Stricken form service in 1900.; Trident was built at Toulon and laid down in 1870 launched 9th November 1876 and launched in 1878. she was hulked in 1904.
Displacement: 8750 tons, Speed: 14 Knots. Crew 774. Armament: Eight 10.8 inch 18 cal. Mark 1870 main guns, one and later two 9.4 inch guns M1870, , Eight later reduced to six 5.5 inch M1870 guns, and 14 / 18 1-pdr revolvers.
|Colbert||16th September 1875||Stricken 1900|
Colbert or Trident, Photographed 1896-1898
|Trident||9th November 1876||Hulked 1904|