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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

CRUISERS

TROUDE protected cruisers (1890-1891)

Cosmao 1891

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cosmao   F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 1887 8/1889 1891 stricken 1922
Lalande   F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 1887 21/3/1889 10/1890 stricken 1912
Troude   F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 11/1886 22/10/1888 1/1891 stricken 1908

 

Displacement normal, t

Cosmao: 1923

Lalande: 1968

Troude: 1994

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

95.0 wl

Breadth, m

9.00

Draught, m

5.18 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HC, 5 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

5800

Max speed, kts

20.5

Fuel, t

coal 300

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(10)

Armour, mm

Cosmao: steel; deck: 40

Lalande, Troude: steel; deck: 40, CT: 25

Armament

4 x 1 - 139/30 M1884, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 4 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 4 - 350 TT (aw, beam), 150 mines

Complement

201

Ship project history: 3rd class cruisers, similar to Forbin class, were often classified as avisos. It was reported that neither ship reached 20kts speed by the reason of vibration.

Ship protection: Curved armour deck had a cofferdam above. There was a thin splinter deck over the machinery.

Modernizations: 1890s, all: - 4 x 5 - 37/20, 4 - 350 TT; + 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 4 x 1 - 37/20 M1885

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14