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DEFENCE

529

The first-class cruisers in the following list are all deck-protected, ships named in italics are also armoured.

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Name

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Armament

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Knots

Tage .

1886

7,589

8 6-4in. Q.F.; 8 5-5in. Q.F. ;

22 small Q.F., &c. .

7

12,410

19-0

Cecille .

1SS7

5,839

8 6-4in.Q.F.; 10 5-5in. Q.F.;

24 small Q.F., «fec. .

4

10,200

19-0

/

Dicpuy de Lome .

ISOO

6,305

2 7-6iii. ; 6 6-5in. Q.F. ; 20

"small Q.F., &c. .

4

14,000

20-0

r:

Latouche-Treville

1802

4,681

2 7-6in. ; 6 5 -5111. Q.F.; 14

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small Q.F., &o.

4

8,300

18-2

i ^

Charner

1893

4,716

2 7-6in.; 6 5-5 in. Q.F.; 16

small Q.F., &c.

4

8,300

18-2

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Bruix .

1894

4,679

Ditto, ditto . . . .

4

8,700

190

Chamy.

1894

4,855

Ditto, ditto . . . .

4

8,300

19

\

Pothuau

1895

5,275

2 7-6in. ; 10 5-5in. Q.F. ;

ISsmaU Q.F., <tc. .

4

10,000

19

  • Foudre

1895

6,090

8 4in. Q.F.; 8 small Q.F.,&c.

11,500

18-5

D'Entrecasteaux .

1896

8,114

2 9-5in. ; 12 5-5in. Q.F.; 12

small Q.F., <tc. .

6

13,500

19-0

Guichen

1897

8,277

2 6-4in. Q.F.; 6 5-5in. Q.F.; 10 small Q.F., &c. .

24,000

23-0

Chateaurenault .

1S9S

8,018

Ditto, ditto . . . .

...

23,000

23-0

Jeanne d'Arc

11,270

2 7-6in.; 8 5-5in.Q.F.; 12 4in.

{

Q.F.; 26 small Q.F. , &c. .

2

28,000

23-0

Montcalm

9,53 7

2 7'6in.; 8 6-4in. Q.F.; 4 4in.

._,

24 smallrn- ....

2

20,000

210

_5

Dupetit-Thouars .

• ••

9,517

Ditto, ditto ....

2

20,000

21-0

1 /

Gueydon

9,517

Ditto, ditto ....

2

20,000

21-0

Gloire .

10,000

Ditto, ditto . . . .

2

20,000

21-0

J3

Condi- .

10,000

Ditto, ditto . . . .

2

20,000

21

Sully .

10,000

Ditto, ditto ....

2

20,000

21-0

Desaix

7,700

10 6 4in. Q.F. ; 16 smaller .

2

17,100

21-0

V

Kleber

7,700

Ditto, ditto ....

2

17,100

21

'

Dupleix

7,700

Ditto, ditto . . . .

2

17,100

21-0

Jurien de la

Graviere .

...

5,500

8 6-4 in. Q.F. ; 121-8in.Q.F.

"2

17,000

23

  • Torpedo depot shij).

French battleships of the later classes present marked contrasts to the earlier type. Their .superstructures are less imposing, their protection is better, and the heavy guns are arranged as in our own shi[is. In the Hoche (10,823 tons) two 13 "4 in. guns are severally fore and aft in closed revolving turrets, while the two 10 "8 in. guns firing both right ahead and astern, are disposed on either broadside in barbette turrets protected by shields. Closely analagous are the Ncplunc, Marceau, and Magenta. These have a like dispo- .sition of armament — the heaviest guns at the angle of a lozenge, but all mounted en barbette. The Brennus differs from the ships named in having her three heavy guns in closed turrets, two forward and one aft.

The Massina and Bouvct are still more powerful vessels. The follow- ing are the dimensions of the Bouvet, Avhich is a little larger than the other — length, 382ft. 3in. ; beam, 70ft. 3in. ; displacement, 12,012 tons. In these ships the heavy guns are disposed as in the Neptune, but the pieces of the secondary armament are also in closed turrets. The protection of the J/rt.<?s^na consists of a Schneider steel belt (9fin. to 17fin.), IS^in. to lofin. on the four large turrets, and 4in. on the smaller turrets. Beneath the armoured deck, which is Z\ inches in extreme thickness, is a secondary splinter-proof