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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

CRUISERS

D`ESTRÉES protected cruisers (1899-1900)

D`Estrées 1899

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
D`Estrées   Arsenal de Rochefort 3/1897 27/10/1897 1899 stricken 10/1922
Infernet   F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 12/1896 7/9/1899 1900 stranded 22/11/1910

 

Displacement normal, t

2428

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

95.0

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

5.39 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

D`Estrées: VTE, 8 Normand boilers

Infernet: VTE, 8 Lagrafel d`Allest boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

20 - 20.5

Fuel, t

coal 470

Endurance, nm(kts) 5700(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 43 - 20

Armament

2 x 1 - 139/45 M1893, 4 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 8 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885

Complement

235

Ship project history: 3rd class cruisers for colonial service, wood-sheathed and coppered.

Ship protection: Curved armour deck had 43-38mm flat part amidships and 20mm at the ends. There was a small CT. Guns had shields.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Infernet was stranded 22/11/1910 at Les Sables-d'Olonne near La Rochelle in a gale.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14