The last armoured cruisers for example had a moderate lateral slope and conventional straight stem. He was then sent to cover the Gallipoli landing, where she was seriously affected. Technical specifications Displacement: 13,847 t. FL Dimensions: 159 x 21.5 x 8.4 m Propulsion: 3 shafts VTE, 40 Belleville boilers, 36,000 hp. Light armament, which comprised six 1-pdr (37 mm) and four 2 pdr (47 mm) was deleted ast this occasion. France had its light cruisers as war prizes, both former German and Austro-Hungarian vessels after the war. It was 3.4 meters (11 ft 2 in) long, with a barrel length of 3.2 meters (10 ft 6 in), 50 caliber, and fired a Fixed QF shell weighting 4 kilograms (8 lb 13 oz). The French scout cruisers, cut short by the war, were to be named La Motte-Piquet, from a French admiral of the XVIIIth century. The hull was built as a model and extensively tested in a pool during the design process so engineers were very confident the hull lines of the ships were to be highly efficient. Only Lavoisier had mixed burning boilers. Suchet (1893) Generally similar to the Davout, almost a sister-ship, but with a longer hull at 97 m. She displaced 3362 tons. Armor: belt 152, turrets 172, CT 81, turrets 100 mm Crew: 615 Armament: 2 x 193, 8 x 162, 6 x 100, 18 x 47 mm, 2 x 457mm sub TTs. Jules Michelet as seen by the Dutch Gouverneur-General at Tadjong Priok (cc). His protection under the waterline was also mediocre, as evidenced by its tragic end. She has been reboilered with Niclausse models in 1903 in order to reach 20 knots. She carried 925 tonnes of coal. Generally similar cruisers to the Forbin class, but with three light masts and raked funnels. Thick military masts were fitted as designed, but they were replaced to improve their stability by light masts. The first “cruiser” per se (unprotected) was the Decrès launched in 1866. She was fast enough and her autonomy was high. You need to play a total of 20 battles to post in this section. Technical specifications Displacement: 11 100t. This ship was practically an improved copy of the Gambetta she was following. Modèle 1891 65 mm gun (2.6 in) For tertiary guns, the Canon de 65 mm Modèle 1891 became widespread (2.6 in). The 65 mm guns were placed in eight barbettes and the remainder were located on the battery bridge. Until 1914 she has been left almost without maintenance, and after some overhaul she was used as a port guardian, carrying out patrols. Sfax (1884) A two-funnels, ram bow, overhanging stern barque rigged 4560 tonnes cruiser armed with six 6.4 in guns in sponsons and casemates, ten 5.5 in guns in broadside ports, and ten revolver guns plus five torpedo tubes above the waterline. Surcouf was fitted with a conning tower, and she was also the only one of the three ships, in service during WW1. T3, T8 and T9 are paper ships, with T9 a paper ship that would have gone into production if France hadn't been invaded in 1940. Support Naval Encyclopedia, get your poster or wallpaper now ! Gun shields were 5–10 mm (0.2–0.4 in) in thickness, barely protecting from shrapnells. After a major restructuring plan it was cut down to three. Wjat can be said about French cruisers, compared to their foreign counterparts ? Two more were planned for a construction in private shipyards to spare construction time. She had an Horizontal triple expansion engine which developed 9500 ihp thanks to 24 Belleville boilers, but she was slower at 20.4 knots. During The Great War, cruisers were used in a variety of fleet-related actions against the enemy including hunting, convoy escort, and deterrence. Armor: Belt 152, turrets 172, blockhouse 81, turrets 100 mm- Crew: 615 Armament: 2 x 193, 8 x 162, 6 x 100, 18 x 47 mm and 2 x 457mm TT sub. Torpedoed in action with raider Greif on 29 February 1916. With 9000 ihp from her 8 Niclausse boilers, the ship reached 20.7 knots and carried 840 tons of coal. Instead of a raked bow, the designer choosed a simpler straight stem while the hull shapes were traditional. They had a length/width ratio of 1:10 (95 x 9 m), were propelled by two ... Troude class (1888) Alger class cruisers (1891) Friant class (1893) Linois class (1894) Technical specifications Displacement: 5,374 tonnes, 6,200 tonnes Fully loaded Dimensions: 110 x 15.30 x 6.5 m Propulsion: 2 shafts VTE, 18 Belleville boilers, 10,000 hp., 19 knots. You get set on fire alot. FL Dimensions: 145.4 x 19.4 x 8.10 m Propulsion: 2 shafts VTE 36 DuTemple boilers 33,000 hp. Armour: Armoured deck 43 mm, bridge, shields and casemates Crew: 235 Armament: 2 x 140, 4 x 100, 8 x 47, 2 x 12.7 mm HMGs. They were dropped through a single stern port. The Germans scrapped her. She was stricken from service in 110. The gun was also licenced built by Obukhov in Russia, Skoda for the Austro-Hungarian navy and Elswick Ordnance Company for export, reaching many navies, including the IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy). However her development was plagued by boilers and machinery problem. PC; Dimensions 133 x 17 x 7.5 m Propulsion 3 propellers, 2 VTE machines, 36 D’Allest boilers, 25,000 hp. They were generally good ships, but often heavier and less nimble than the lighter British cruisers operating with the fleets. Contrary to the two others, Cécille, which entered service in September 1890, served in the French Caribbean, and from 1907 she was used as a school ship for mechanics in Toulon and was still active in 1919. The French armored cruisers and destroyers were poor designs. She was removed from the lists in 1922 and later scrapped. These five ships derived from Gueydon which they took again many characteristics. Crew: 250/269 Armament: 4 x 140, 2 of 100, 8 x 47, 6 x 37 mm, 4 x 457 mm TT aw, 120 mines. The idea of a commerce raider was no lost to Jackie Fisher, well aware of the Jeune école concepts, and which own twists on these concepts were instrumental in designing the first battlecruiser. It also discusses their deployments in the Great War of 1914 - 1918 (World War I). Renan at ful speed – Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers. She was named after French engineer Dupuy de Lôme, a visionary that -among others- created the first … They were all discarded in the 1890s but participated for many to the Sino-French war. boilers (or 24 Belleville on Alger), 8,000 hp, 19.5 knots. A bit provocative in its title, this article is dedicated to French prewar battlecruisers paper projects, proposed by officers Durant-Viel and P.Gille. Bulkheads were 3.1 in (80 mm) and the CT was 3.5 in thick (90 mm). French Cruisers have paper armor, seriously like 15mm, you can be penned by DD HE it's that bad. Library of Congress (cc). On September 1919, the program was relaunched, 1915 changes were applied, and the project evolved into the first postwar French cruiser design, the Duguay-Trouin-class. Forbin class (1888) Small station cruisers with fine lines and plough bows. In 1859 when the French unveiled the first sea going ironclad, the Royal Navy had to swap on the first all-metal ironclad and whole series followed. The 340mm/45 Modèle 1912 guns were the same already made by Schneider-Creusot for the Bretagne and future Normandie class. Funnily enough, one of the more story-heavy ships of the French … Like the previous ships they can carry 120 mines. The M1893 was soon eclipsed by the 194 mm/40 (7.64″) Modèle 1893 and the 194 mm/50 (7.64″) Modèle 1902. She escorted convoys between France and the USA in 1917-18. All three diverged in displacement: Troude 1,994 tonnes, Lalande 1,968 tonnes, Cosmao 1,923 tonnes. The Polish cruiser ORP Baltyk during the interwar. We can only guess also if these ships would have been still in service at the start of ww2. boilers for 3000 ihp and 17 knots, armed with five 3.9 in, four 3-pdr, six 1-pdr and four 14 in TTs. The book discusses the design histories of all the French battleships from 1890 through the projected designs of 1913 - 1914. Each shaft was connected by a high, medium and low-pressure turbine. A lot of shipyard workers had been drafted. It was mounted on the last French armoured cruisers (Dupleix, Gloire, Gueydon, Léon Gambetta) and République-class pre-dreadnoughts. Next she was sent to Morocco, and the Eastern Mediterranean. France was much more advanced in dreadnoughts, in fact, two classes had been planned, and the first was already on construction when he war broke out: This was the Normandie class battleships, of which only the Béarn, laid down in January 1914 and only launched after modifications in 1920, was eventually completed as an aircraft carrier due to the Washington treaty limitations. Many cruisers of this era could also potentially carry 120 mines. From the 1912 Naval Law, there is a very good chance that following the Lyons in 1915 would be a single new generation battleship in 1917 and 3 'Overseas Cruisers' (27,000tons, 2 quad 370mm guns 11" belt and 27 knots). She was refloated, towed and repaired in Toulon. Topaze class third class cruisers HMS Topaze, Amethyst, Diamond, Sapphire Laid down 1902-1903, completed 1904-1905. It was removed from the lists only in 1931. Descartes suffered hot ammo rooms problems and lacked ventilation. Technical specifications Displacement: 6680t. Seven of her main guns were on the upper deck: Six in sponsons and one firing forward, the eight right aft on the poop. For protected cruisers, nine classes (24 ships) for 9 single cruisers. The Germans had it demolished in 1943. The French still classed the latter as “contre-torpilleurs” but they were much too slow to be effective in that role and never really found their place in the French Navy, as in many others. The La Motte-Picquet program was left suspended to a further decision. Her poorly arranged interior fittings and ventilation made her the “hotter” French cruiser in bunkers and machines. Like for the Davout they were gradually retired. The Descartes and Pascal were built at Soc. These ships were designed for colonial service in the far East (Indochina). Both navies were looking at each others, when the Napoleon made its debut during this war, a steam conversion was immediately quick-started in both navies. Not adopted, plans remained unaltered in a folder for the remainder of the war. In 1925-27, she underwent a complete overhaul, and became a training ship with a new armament, new appearance, and seaplanes under hangar. The initial sketches and specs also looked liked on the Karlsruhe class and Magdeburg classes. Tage (1886) A much larger (7470 tons) three-funneled protected cruiser with a plough ram bow and tumblehome, barque rigged. They had an armoured belt on their outer hull, but only 28 mm (1.1 in) thick over the machinery ended by bulkheads of 14–16 mm (0.6–0.6 in). They were reclassified as destroyers despiteb their poor performances, and did possessed TTs. 15 May 2020 15 May 2020 Thomo the Lost Leave a comment. Technical specifications Displacement: 13 105t. Sheated and coppered she used the same plough ram bow and had an overhanging stern, and was barque rigged. mm, Decks 70? The requirements specified by the Ministry of Marine was of a 28,000 tonnes, 27 knots, eight-340 mm armed class of ship. Cassard spend her WW1 service in the western Mediterranean ad the red sea but in 1917 she operated with the Indian ocean squadron. Built in parallel along an ambitious naval plan, the Infernet class (4 2042 tons ships, 1869-74), Sané class (three 2072 tons vessels, 1869-74), Bourayne class (10 vessels, 1330 tons tons, 1869-72), the ex-Imperial Yacht Hirondelle (1181 tons, 1869, converted 1873), and the more modern Rigault de Genouilly class (2 ships launched 1876) inaugurated a plough-style ram bow. Technical specifications Displacement: 8150t. She survived until 1920 in this role before being delivered to the scrapyard. Amiral Cecille (1888) A smaller but generally similar 5,836 tonnes vessel, barque without royals, armed the same as the Tage. In 1935 he was disarmed, anchored in Lorient and used as a barracks. Gambetta struck a reef during its tests and was put into service. The Edgar Quinet in December 1928, in San Diego, Cal. Léon Gambetta, from War of the Nations, New York Times Co., New York, 1919. However her guns has been requisitions by the army at that time, she was left with two 164 mm, four 75 mm and four 47 mm guns. Here are various “modern” ships, not rigged vessels in service at least for one ship in each class, during the Great War. Also the 1323 tons Limier class (6 ships, 1867), the 1820 tons Châteaurenault (1868), 1191 tons Linois (1867). D’Assas was discarded in 1914 but the two others served in WW1. However compared to the “heavy” Gilles design, they only had two turrets, like the future Dunkirk class, but for and aft. The conning tower could have been armored at least by 30 mm but figures are not known. They were inspired by the Ernest Renan (1906), but larger and better armed, including a uniform artillery distribution, of a “monocaliber” type, with the removal of the 162 mm intermediary turrets for a complete battery of fourteen 193 mm guns completed by light QF 65 mm guns. She was stricken in 1922. Later on in 1876, France would launch the first all-steel battleship, Le redoutable, and in 1887, the Dupuy de lôme, claimed to be the first modern armoured cruiser. The very last French cruiser prior to WW1 was the Waldeck-Rousseau (1908), second of the Edgar Quinet class. Lt. Durant-Viel was the only one designing a battlecruiser. They were designed as long range ships for distant stations. Another specifics of French cruisers classes were they went by three more often, if not as a standard. They fought in WW1: Casabianca hit on a mine off Smyrna in June 1915 and sank, and Cassini was torpedoed by a U-boat in February 1917 in the Strait of Bonifacio. Davout (1889) A smaller (3030 tonnes, 88 x 12 x 6.6 m) two-funneled steam cruiser, she had a pronounced plough style ram bow, and considerable tumblehome. Relatively large two-funneled cruisers with military masts, plough bows and tumblehome. Armament wise, they carried ten 47 m guns (3-pdr) instead of four and five to nine 1-pdr (37 mm) and larger torpedo tubes of 457 mm (18 in). With Renan and Michelet, they formed the 1st “light” division of the Mediterranean. By then flat-side hulls became the norm. Armour: From 85 mm armored deck slopes to 125 mm CT, 4 mm shields. The fact is the war erupted, and in August 1914 France seeing her territory invaded had no choice but commit all manpower available to counter the onslaught. Alger was hulked in 1911, Jean Bart was wrecked on 11.2.1907 on the north African coast. 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Cruisers for the school was just an afterthought, as the ship kept its role as in traditional navies, inherited from frigates. The La Motte-Picquet class were interesting prospective light cruisers designs, a first for the French Navy as the type was previously never built. They had two shafts IC or HC engines 4 cyl. Author’s rendition of the D’Estrées in 1914. Too few or ill-adapted for a battleline, they were thought for commerce raiding first, as Plan Z never materialized. FL Dimensions: 111 x 15.70 x 7.5 m Propulsion: 2 shafts VTE, 20 Normand boilers, 16,000 hp. The Marseillaise became a training ship for gunners in 1925 and was demolished in 1929. The French recognised the previous HMS Vulcan’s failure as the inability of its midget TBs to deal with the heavy weather of the north sea, and thought the Mediterranean better suited for the concept, but their experiment fell under the same predicament. Operating in the Mediterranean, Cosmao will soon be relegated to secondary duties, before being removed from the lists in 1922. Armour was about the same as on the Cecille but lighter: 2.8 in on the CT, 2-4 in on the armoured deck and slopes. Back to Brest in 1917, she hit a mine laid by UC61 on June 27, 1917 and sank slowly with 18 crewmen, the rest survived. French light cruisers (WW1 to WW2) (part 1) By Ariecho, December 19, 2012 in Battleship EraAriecho, December 19, … He drew two designs that were studied by the Admiralty in June 1914. It was erased from the lists in 1933 and used as floating pontoon in Brest under the name of Trémintin. Armour: 92 mm belt, 110 mm turrets Crew: 393 Armament: 2 x 193, 6 x 140, 4 x 65 mm, 4 x 457 mm TTs sub. The four others, Flandre, Gascoigne, Languedoc, and Normandie has been launched in October 1914 to may 1916 but were broken up after the war. She will prove faster than the Guichen at lower power. The early cruiser development did not differed much from other nations, the first cruisers were the continuation of mixed steam frigates, with better guns mounted on rails for greater arcs of fire. Completed in 1862 to 1870 they were discarded in 1875 to 1888. La Marine Française (French Navy) is still called “La Royale” to this day (“Royal” (navy)) according to its pre-revolutionary traditions. and 231.5 knots max. The French “trademark” tumblehome also very popular on battleships and was another architectural fantasy of French designers under the Young school theories. Their 47 mm high-speed parts were a newer, more efficient model, but they were freed from a number of superfluous carriages during the war, four being mounted on AA carriages. All three will be covered in detail when examining the French Navy in 1895. The arrangement was identical to the latter, with a single forward turret installed on a secondary battery superstructure, while the two aft were arranged in a superfiring position. She was sold in 1927 to Poland at Scrap price, renamed Baltyk, used as a submarine depot ship (photo) and still existed, docked in Gdynia in 1942. Chanzy was wrecked on May 30, 1907 off China. Another photo, forward view, showing the modified bridge ( Arguably the invention of the protected cruiser was British, with the experimental 1878 Comus class corvettes, which had a full-lenght protective deck, or the Italia class battleships (1880), which protection was limited to the protective deck again. She was then posted to the North African squadron until 1927. The gun average alevation was about -10° to +25°, for a rate of fire of about 2-3 rpm (whereas the ’75’ could fire 15-30 a rpm burst (dependent on crew training and fatigue). The normal range would have been 3500 nm, and there has been enough fuel for six hours of combat speeds. The last unprotected cruiser, Milan (1884) was barely capable to reach 18 knots, and the last protected cruiser, Jurien de la Gravière, was too large for the job. Almanzora - 23 August 1915. The Guichen was started in 1895 at the Loire NyD and completed in 1899. They were relatively classic in protection, with a shell section pear and as always a massive spur. Three funnels, two light masts wide apart, a plough bow and tumblehome made this single ship a typical French cruiser of the time, which participated actively in WW1 and was discarded in 1929. “A” design displaced 27,500 t (27,100 long tons; 30,300 short tons) and was 210 m long for 27m wide. More impressive were the Lyon class battleships which added a quadruple turret (four total) to the design and reached a 30,000 tons weight. Learn more before you buy, or discover other cool products in Ships. The protective deck was 2.2 in total on the flat section, 4 in on the slopes, ending at 4.2 in below the waterline. It was also significantly faster, able even according to its designer to spin 25 knots with the boilers originally planned giving it 42,000 hp. Technical specifications Displacement: 5595t. Both were unsuccessful and converted later as a depot ship or seaplane carrier (Foudre) respectively. Protected Cruiser Jurien de la Gravière (1899), Courageous class aircraft carriers (1928), South Korea unveils initiative to promote eco-friendly ship technologies, Hybrid upgrades to give vessels more attractive environmental profiles, USCG’s 9th national security cutter sails away from shipyard, Taiwan launches improved ‘carrier killer’ corvette, commissions new minelayer, ¿Cuál fue la misión secreta del buque San Jacinto en Cabo Verde? They carried 600 tons of coal. However after Germany declared war on France by August, 3, 1914, all naval construction in France were suspended. Protected/ Heavy Cruisers Models for these scout cruisers were not hard to find: Both the Royal Navy and Kaiserliches Marine, Regia Marina and KuK. Arguably, the WW2 Kriegsmarine also applied these “asymetric warfare” concepts when using her capital ships, the three Deutschland class, the Scharnhorst class, and even the Bismarck and Tirpitz. She was eventually commissioned in May 1895. Castigar a Nicolás Maduro, Navy Releases Final RFP for Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Program, Video: Heroes at Sea 2020 Tribute Concert, How to solve logistical challenges during a South China Sea conflict, How some bra-wearing pigeons saved thousands of lives during WWII, A Fleet of Second Choices, Backups, and Bandaids, Uncertainty prevails over US cyber strategy shift towards ‘persistent engagement'. The new guns would have fired 880 kg (1,940 lb) shells able to penetrate 300 mm (12 in) of armor at 12,700 m. The secondary battery was increased by 4 guns, for 28 total. Photomanipulation showing the Type B as she could have been in 1940. There was no precedent indeed. 93.3 x 12.9 x 6.5m) fitted with two shafts VTE, 16 Belleville boilers for 8500 ihp and 19.5 knots. With new machinery installed in 1905 she had three funnels and her military masts has been replaced by lighter masts. The whole raison d’être for the Jeune école (‘Young school’) was to compensate the disadvantage of the French Navy in battleships, using new tactics and innovation in naval warfare (ie, torpedoes, mines). None saw action suring the war, they were discarded in 1910 and 1911. FL Dimensions: 149 x 21.34 x 8.36 m Propulsion: 2 shafts VTE, 42 Niclausse boilers, 36,000 hp. It was used as a storage ship for U- Booted by the Germans in Lorient, then served as a target for planes until 1945 before being demolished. As in other navies, these torpedo tubes were gradually removed, as not practical and potential sources of water spills. Technical specifications Displacement: 3,982 tons FL dimensions: 105 x 12.98 x 6.10/6.45 m Propulsion: 2 shafts VTE/HTE, 8 cyl. Challenger class third class protected cruisers HMS Challenger, Encounter Laid down 1900-1901, completed 1904-1905. By default of giving battleships small torpedo boats, a dedicated carrier was tested; Foudre was given two sections on which midget TBs (“torpilleurs vedettes”) were stored and lowered at sea by rolling gantry cranes. 21.5 knots max. The Friant class was originally a class of three, also comprising the Bugeaud, Chasseloup-Laubat and Friant, started in 1891, launched in 1893 and completed in 1895. Montcalm, from an unknown magazine, 1902 (cc). 4 propellers, 4 shaft-geared turbines, 18 mixed boilers, 63,000 hp. Auxiliary Cruisers WWI ( first date is commissioning and second is date of return to owners or loss ) : Alcantara - 10 March 1915. Despite careful maintenance, their machinery was worn out in 1914 and top speed was usually 15-16 knots. They were reviewed again by a commission in July 1915 (Service technique des constructions navales). Torpedo armament comprised four 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes placed on the main deck, above the engine room, with reloads. The deck guns had 2-in shields. “Some French Fast Battleships That Might Have Been” Specs Conway’s all the world fighting ships 1906-1921. She differed only in details, including her artillery arrangement. It was a far cry of the 12 ships initially planned. She was left unmodified, placed in reserve, disarmed in 1932 and scrapped afterwards. 6,300 nmi (11,700 km; 7,200 mi) @15 knots, 12× 340mm/45 M1912, 24× 138.6mm M1910, 6 TTs 457 mm, Belt 270, turrets 270, blockhaus 250?, barbettes 250? Laid down in 1905 and 1906 they were launched in 1907-08 they were completed in 1911. Galilée and Linois were discarded in 1910, Lavoisier went on to serve during WW2 and until 1920. For the first time, ITE (Inversed triple expansion) steam engines were tried. After a long overhaul in 1916, he was sent the 4th squadron of Eastern Indian cruisers then escorted convoys in the Atlantic. One of the last French cruiser-cruisers, the Renan, designed by Emile Bertin, came directly from Gambetta-class ships, such as the Michelet (1905). Possible reconstitution of the Type A if modernized in the 1930s. Bombe class Torpedo gunboats (1885) Denomination changed for these eight much smaller, three-masted ships (369-430 tons FL), 59.20 m long which were given two shafts VC and loco boilers for 1,800 ihp, enough to reach 19 knots at best. Small station cruisers with fine lines and plough bows. Small, medium-range, lightly armored ships with an internal turtleback armored deck. Anti-TB armament comprised two 47 mm (2 in) QF and 3-pounder Hotchkiss guns (37 mm) of the same dependable model mounted on other ships. However soon, tests showed ​​these midget TBs too small to be effective despite their 18-meters. 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