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Work in progress - Entry started January 2010 by Andrey Nelogov


Contents
  • 1 French Pre-Dreadnought Ironclads. Introduction
  • 2 The Rams: Dupuy De Lome
  • 3 Amiral Baudin class
  • 4 The Barbettes: Magenta
  • 5 Coast Defence Ship: Bouvines
  • 6 Brennus turret ship
  • 7 Charles Martel class
  • 8 Charlemagne class
  • 9 Iena class: Suffren. Iena. Henri IV
  • 10 Republique class
  • 11 Liberte class
  • 12 Danton class
  • 13 Photography
  • 14 Bibliography
French Pre-Dreadnought Ironclads. Introduction[edit]

Squadron.jpg

Photo 1. French Pre-Dreadnought Ironclads squadron in Mouillage.

The Rams: Dupuy De Lome[edit]

Dupuy_De_Lome.jpg

Photo 2. The cruiser Dupuy De Lome exhibilts an extreme form of the ram.

More information at http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/210795/ppuser/37352

Amiral Baudin class[edit]

Formidable.jpg

Photo 3. The cruiser Formidable. Since 1891 she was a flagship of the Mediterranean squadron. Formidable was transferred to Atlantic squadron in 1898

Class: Amiral Baudin.

Sister-ship: Amiral Baudin, Formidable. Launched 1885

Dimensions: Length - 98.00 m, Beam - 21.20 m, Draught - 7.90 m;

Displacement: 11,910 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 3 x 370mm, 4 x 163mm and 10 x 138mm

Secondary - 6 x 455mm torpedoes

Speed: 16.0 knots

Complement: 650 men

The Barbettes: Magenta[edit]

Magenta.jpg

Photo 4. The barbette cruiser Magenta.

Coast Defence Ship: Bouvines[edit]

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Bouvines_2.jpg

Photo 5 and 6. Coast defence ship Bouvines

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Photo 17 and 18. Coast defence ship L'Amiral Trehouart (sister-ship Bouvines).

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/226993/title/l-27amiral-trehouart/cat/all

Brennus turret ship[edit]

Brennus.jpg

Photo 7. Brennus turret ship

Class: Brennus. Launched 1891

Dimensions: Length - 110.30 m, Beam - 20.40 m, Draught - 8.30 m;

Displacement: 11,370 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 3 x 340mm and 10 x 160mm

Secondary - 4 x 9pdr and 14 x 3pdr guns; 4 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 32 Belleville boilers, 2 shafts; 12,304kW / 16,900iHp

Speed: 18.0 knots

Complement: 673 men

Charles Martel class[edit]

Jaureguiberry.jpg

Photo 8. The cruiser Jaureguiberry was one of Charles Martel class sister-ships.

Class: Charles Martel. Launched 1893-1896

Sister-ships: Charles Martel, Carnot, Jaureguiberry (photo), Massena, Bouvet

Dimensions: Length - 115.50 m, Beam - 21.60 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 11,881 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 2 x 305mm, 2 x 275mm, 6 x 140mm;

Secondary - 4 x 9pdr and 12-18 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 24 Lagrafel d'Allest boilers, 2 shafts; 10,910kW to 12,304kW / 14,200iHp to 16,900iHp

Speed: 18.0 knots

Complement: 644 men

Charlemagne class[edit]

Saint-Louis.jpg

Photo 9. The cruiser Saint-Louis of Charlemagne class battleship.

Class: Charlemagne. Launched 1896

Sister-ships: Charlemagne, Saint-Louis (photo), Gaulois.

Dimensions: Length - 114.00 m, Beam - 20.20 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 11,278 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 10 x 140mm and 8 x 100mm

Secondary - 20 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 20 Belleville boilers, 3 shafts VTE; 10,810kW / 14,500iHp

Speed: 18.0 knots

Complement: 694 men

Iena class: Suffren. Iena. Henri IV[edit]

Suffren.jpg

Photo 10. Suffren.

Class: Suffren. Launched 1899

Dimensions: Length - 125.50 m, Beam - 21.40 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 12,728 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 10 x 160mm and 8 x 100mm

Secondary - 22 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 24 Niclausse boilers, 3 shafts; 12,453kW / 16,700iHp

Speed: 17.9 knots

Complement: 714 men

Iena.jpg

Photo 11. Iena.

Class: Iena. Launched 1898

Dimensions: Length - 122.20 m, Beam - 20.80 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 12,050 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 8 x 160mm, 8 x 100mm

Secondary - 20 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 20 Belleville boilers, 3 shafts; 12,304kW / 16,500iHp

Speed: 18 knots

Complement: 682 men

Henri_IV_1.jpg

Henri_IV_2.jpg

Photo 12 and 13. Henri IV

Class: Henri IV. Launched 1899

Dimensions: Length - 108.00 m, Beam - 20.80 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 12,050 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 2 x 275mm, 7 x 140mm

Secondary - 12 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 24 Niclausse boilers, 3 shafts; 8,575kW / 11,500iHp

Speed: 17.0 knots

Complement: 464 men

More information at http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/209992/ppuser/37352

Republique class[edit]

Patrie.jpg

Photo 14. Patrie.

Class: Republique. Launched 1902-1903

Sister-ships: Republique, Patrie (photo).

Dimensions: Length - 133.80 m, Beam - 24.30 m, Draught - 8.40 m;

Displacement: 14,839 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 18 x 160mm

Secondary - 25 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 24 Niclausse boilers, 3 shafts; 13,423kW / 18,000iHp

Speed: 19.0 knots

Complement: 766 men

Liberte class[edit]

Democratie.jpg

Photo 15. Democratie

Class: Liberte. Launched 1904-1907

Sister-ships: Democratie (photo), Justice, Liberte, Verite

Dimensions: Length - 133.80 m, Beam - 24.30 m, Draught - 8.35 m;

Displacement: 14,722 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 10 x 190mm

Secondary - 13 x 9pdr, 10 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery:

22 Belleville boilers, 3 shafts, 13,795kW / 18,500iHp

Justice - 24 Niclausse boilers

Speed: 19.0 knots

Complement: 739 men

Danton class[edit]

Mirabeau.jpg

Photo 16. Mirabeau.

Class: Danton. Launched 1909-1910

Sister-ships: Danton, Voltaire, Condorcet, Diderot, Mirabeau (photo), Vergniaud.

Dimensions: Length - 144.90 m, Beam - 25.80 m, Draught - 9.20 m;

Displacement: 18,612 tonnes

Armament:

Main - 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm

Secondary - 16 x 75mm, 10 x 45mm, 2 x 455mm torpedoes

Machinery: 26 Belleville boilers, 4 shafts (Parsons turbines); 16,778kW / 22,500iHp

Speed: 19.2 knots

Complement: 681 men

Photography[edit]

Photos 1-18. French Post Cards very beginning 20-th Century from collection of Andrey Nelogov, SN Member.

Bibliography[edit]

1. Peter Hore. The Ironclads. Southwater. ISBN-13:978-1-84476-299-6
 
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