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DAVOUT protected cruiser (1891)

Davout 1891

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Davout   Arsenal de Toulon 9/1887 10/1889 1891 stricken 1910

 

Displacement normal, t

3031

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

88.0

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

6.58 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

ITE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

9000

Max speed, kts

20.7

Fuel, t

coal 840

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(10)
Armour, mm steel; deck: 50 with 100mm slopes, CT: 70

Armament

6 x 1 - 165/30 M1884, 4 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 6 - 350 TT (aw, 1 bow, 4 beam, 1 stern)

Complement 329

Ship project history: A two-funnelled cruiser with a pronounced plough bow, overhanging stern and considerable tumblehome. There were originally two large military masts. There was a 165mm gun on forecasle and poop with four in upper deck sponsons.  The boilers were replaced bv 10 Niclausse in 1901. The TT were later reduced to 4 and finally 2.

Ship protection: The armour deck was curved from 0.5m above water to 1.1m below amidships with a max total thickness of 50mm increased to 100mm at the slopes. There was a cofferdam about 1.2m wide above the armour deck, and the small CT had 70mm armour.

Modernizations: 1901: boilers were replaced by 10 Niclausse; - 2 - 350 TT (1 bow, 1 stern)

1900s: - 2 - 350 TT (beam)

Naval service: No significant events.

Davout

Ivan Gogin, 2014