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D`ENTRECASTEAUX protected cruiser (1899)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
D`Entrecasteaux     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 9.1894 12.6.1896 1899 stricken 10.1922


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

7995

Displacement full, t8142
Length, m

117.0 pp 120.0 oa

Breadth, m

17.8

Draught, m

7.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 5 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

14500

Max speed, kts

19.2

Fuel, t

coal 980 + oil 203

Endurance, nm(kts)8000(10)
Armour, mm

Harvey Nickel steel; turrets: 250, casemates: 55, shields: 55, deck: 55 with 100mm slopes, medium deck: 20, CT: 250

Armament

2 x 1 - 240/40 M1893-96, 12 x 1 - 139/30 M1893, 12 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 6 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 6 - 450 TT (2 sub, 4 aw, 4 beam, 1 bow, 1 stern)

Complement

559



Project history

The original ship with heavy turret artillery and moderate speed, intended for actions in distant areas: the underwater hull was been wood sheathed and is coppered, magazines had refrigeration system. However ship was reported extremely hot, particularly in magazines.

Ship protection

Armour deck had 55mm maximal thickness of flat part and 100mm slopes, there was an additional 20mm deck above.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Since 1917 D`Entrecasteaux was used mainly as personnel transport. Since 1919 served as TS at Brest, later disarmed and in 1923 presented to Belgium as hulk but returned in 1926 when Belgian Navy was reduced. She was sold for scrap in 1927, served as hulk and broken up by Germans in 1942.