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Frank Scott

John Harland, ‘Ships & Seamanship: The Prints of J.J. Baugean’ (London, 2000) has plates 163-166 (pages 178-81) showing various French vessels, from ship-of-the-line to mercantile brig, hove-down by means of careening pontoons.
The British had invested much more heavily than anyone else in dry docks, so are less likely to have needed these pontoons.