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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

CRUISERS

LINOIS protected cruisers (1895 - 1898)

Lavoisier 1898

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Galilée   Arsenal de Rochefort 1893 28/4/1896 1897 stricken 1911
Lavoisier   Arsenal de Rochefort 1/1895 17/4/1897 4/1898 disarmed 8/1919, condemned 1920
Linois   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 8/1892 30/1/1894 1895 stricken 1910

 

Displacement normal, t

Linois: 2285

Galilée, Lavoisier: 2318

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Linois: 98.0

Galilée, Lavoisier: 100.6

Breadth, m

Linois, Lavoisier: 10.6

Galilée: 11.0

Draught, m

5.44 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Linois: VTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Galilée, Lavoisier: VTE, 16 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

6800

Max speed, kts

20.5

Fuel, t

Linois: coal 400

Galilée: coal 339

Lavoisier: coal 339 + oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

Linois: 4000(10)

Galilée, Lavoisier: 3000(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 40, shields: 75 - 50, CT: 125

Armament

Linois: 4 x 1 - 139/45 M1893, 2 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 8 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 4 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 4 - 450 TT (beam, aw), 120 mines

Galilée: 4 x 1 - 139/45 M1893, 2 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 8 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 4 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 450 TT (beam, aw), 120 mines

Lavoisier: 4 x 1 - 139/45 M1893, 2 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 8 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 4 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 450 TT (beam, aw)

Complement

201

Ship project history: Of higher freeboard than the Forbin and Troude classes with a forecastle deck nearly to the stern, two funnels and two widely spaced masts.  Lavoisier was fitted to burn oil fuel with coal.

Ship protection: The 139mm guns were in upper deck sponsons with 75mm shields, and the 100mm were at bow and stern with 50mm shields. There was a small CT with 125mm armour and the curved armour deck was 40mm with a cofferdam above and a light debris deck over the engines.

Modernizations: 1900s, all: - 2 x 1 - 37/20, 4 x 5 - 37/20; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885

Naval service: No significant events.

Lavoisier 1890s

Ivan Gogin, 2014