fighting ships of the world



JAURÉGUIBERRY battleship (1897)

Jauréguiberry 1897

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Jauréguiberry   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 11/1891 27/10/1893 30/1/1897 stricken 6/1920


Displacement normal, t


Displacement full, t


Length, m

108.5 pp 111.0 wl 111.9 oa

Breadth, m


Draught, m

8.43 max

No of shafts



VTE, 24 Lagrafel d`Allest boilers

Power, h. p.


Max speed, kts


Fuel, t

coal 980

Endurance, nm(kts)


Armour, mm

Nickel steel; belt: 450 - 250, upper belt: 100, main turrets: up to 380, turret bases: up to 150, secondary turrets: 100, CT: 230, deck: 70


2 x 1 - 305/45 M1887, 2 x 1 - 274/45 M1887, 4 x 2 - 139/45 M1887, 4 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 12 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 8 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 4 - 450 TT (beam, 2 aw, 2 sub)



Ship project history: The third ship of the Charles Martel type with a shorter hull which brought the 305mm turrets near the ends of the deck. The hull was not cut down to the main deck at the stern. Although there were two large military masts, there was no flying deck and the superstructure was not great by French standards. The 139mm guns were in twin turrets at forecastle deck level abreast the fore and mainmasts, and an improvement was made by increasing the boiler rooms from the four to six.

Ship protection: Complete main belt was 2.3m high (underwater part was 1.8m). Its thickness was 450mm amidships at the upper edge tapering to 250mm at the lower edge. These digits were 300 and 250mm at ship ends. Complete 100mm upper belt had 3.0m height fwd, 1.2m amidships and 2.0m aft. Arched armour deck was connected with upper edge of main belt and sloped down at the bows. Its maximal strength was 70mm on 10mm plating. Second deck (with up to 25mm thickness) laid 0.8m under main deck, space between these decks was divided into many small compartments, filled with coal or stores.

Modernizations: early 1900s: - 2 - 450 TT (aw); + 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885.

Naval service: No significant events.


Jauréguiberry 1897


Ivan Gogin, 2014