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Bouvines just completed

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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: 2 VTE, 16 Lagrafel d`Allest boilers

Amiral Tréhouart: 2 VTE, 16 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

16.5 - 17

Fuel, t

coal 511

Endurance, nm(kts)1700(10)
Armour, mmNickel 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



Standard scale images


<i>Bouvines</i> 1894
Bouvines 1894


Graphics


<i>Bouvines</i> just completed
Bouvines just completed
<i>Bouvines</i> during trials without guns 
Bouvines during trials without guns 
<i>Amiral Tréhouart </i> 
Amiral Tréhouart  
<i>Bouvines</i>
Bouvines


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.