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BOUVINES coast defence ships (1894-1896)

Bouvines 1894

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Amiral Tréhouart   Arsenal de Lorient 10/1890 16/5/1893 5/1896 stricken 1922
Bouvines   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 9/1890 29/3/1892 12/1894 stricken 1920

 

Displacement normal, t

6681

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

86.5 pp 89.7 oa

Breadth, m

17.8

Draught, m

7.14 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Bouvines: VTE, 16 Lagrafel d`Allest boilers

Amiral Tréhouart: VTE, 16 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

16.5 - 17

Fuel, t

coal 511

Endurance, nm(kts) 1700(10)

Armour, mm

Nickel steel, steel: belt: 450 - 250, turrets: 450, turret bases: 400, CT: 100, deck: 110

Armament

Bouvines: 2 x 1 - 305/45 M1887, 8 x 1 - 100/45 M1891, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 10 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 450 TT (beam, aw)

Amiral Tréhouart: 2 x 1 - 305/45 M1887, 8 x 1 - 100/45 M1891, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 4 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 8 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 450 TT (beam, aw)

Complement

Bouvines: 343

Amiral Tréhouart: 362

Ship project history: Development of Jemmapes class, differing by extension of forecastle deck to mainmast.

Ship protection: Main belt was 450mm amidships, 300mm forward and 400mm aft, tapering everywhere to 250mm at lower edge. Turrets had 450mm sides and 70mm crowns. Very heavy curved main deck laid over 10mm plating and was 110-70mm amidships, 90mm fwd and 70mm aft. Ships had different appearance: Amiral Tréhouart had one funnel and Bouvines had two.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In days of WWI both were based at Cherbourg and used as depot ships, did not participating in naval operations.

Amiral Tréhouart 1898

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14