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JURIEN DE LA GRAVIÈRE protected cruiser (1903)

Jurien de la Gravière 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Jurien de la Gravière   Arsenal de Lorient 15/11/1897 26/6/1899 1903 stricken 7/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

5595

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

137.0

Breadth, m

15.0

Draught, m

6.30 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 24 Guyot du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

17400

Max speed, kts

22.9

Fuel, t

coal 886

Endurance, nm(kts) 6150(10)

Armour, mm

shields: 70, casemates: 45, ammunition tubes: 25, deck: 55 - 35 with 65 - 55-mm slopes, medium deck: 25, CT: 100

Armament

8 x 1 - 164/45 M1893, 10 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 6 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 450 TT (sub, beam)

Complement

463

Ship project history: Large, but poorly armed cruiser. Possessed bad manoeuvrability (tactical diameter was 2000m!), too light construction and on trials (proceeding more than a year) never reached designed 23kts speed but suffered from strong vibration. Ship was wood sheated and coppered.

Ship protection: Armour deck was 55mm with 65mm slopes amidships, decreasing to 35mm with 55mm slopes near ship ends. Space between them and 25mm medium deck was divided into many small compartments, filled with coal or stores. The guns had 70mm shields and bases and 25mm ammunition tubes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14