Euridice (1828)

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On the way to South America
On the way to South America
Ship data
flag Sardinia kingdomKingdom of Sardinia Sardinia Italy
ItalyItaly (naval war flag) 
Ship type Frigate , corvette
Shipyard Cantiere della Foce
Keel laying 1827
Launch November 5, 1828
Commissioning 1829
Decommissioning 1869
Whereabouts scrapped
Ship dimensions and crew
44.07 m ( Lüa )
width 11.71 m
Draft Max. 5.84 m
displacement 1442  t
crew 339 (230)
Rigging and rigging
Rigging Full ship
Number of masts 3
  • 4 × 30 pounder main deck
  • 24 × 18 pounder battery deck
  • 16 × 24 pounder carronades

The Euridice was a frigate of the Navy of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont launched in Genoa in 1828 . The ship named after the nymph Eurydice was taken over by the Regia Marina as a training ship in the course of the unification of Italy in 1861 . Because of the reduction in crew and armament, the Euridice , which had displaced more than 1,400 tons, was downgraded to a corvette in 1863 and finally decommissioned in 1869.


The Euridice spent part of its service time outside the Mediterranean. After it was used to protect its own citizens from Tunisia in 1832 and 1835 , the frigate was sent to Montevideo in 1836 , where, as part of the South American squadron there, it also protected the interests of Genoese trading companies and their merchant shipping from Rio de Janeiro . In 1838 she sailed parts of the Amazon on her way back to Genoa . Another deployment in the South Atlantic took place between 1842 and 1844.

In 1848 and 1849, the Euridice took part in the first Italian War of Independence in the Adriatic , in particular in protecting the Repubblica di San Marco in Venice . In 1855 and 1856 she supported a Piedmontese troop contingent in the Crimea as part of a larger naval unit in the Black Sea during the Crimean War . After the unification of Italy, the Euridice sailed again as a training ship in the South Atlantic and also in the Pacific as well as in the North and Baltic Seas .

The 1.80 m tall figurehead of Euridice is in the Museo tecnico navale in La Spezia .

Web links

Commons : Euridice  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Euridice in heavy seas