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Destrées-class cruiser
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Class overview
Name: Destrées
Operators:  French Navy
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 2,500 tonnes (2,461 long tons)
Length: 95 m (311 ft 8 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Draught: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)
Installed power: 8,500 shp (6,338 kW)
Propulsion: 8 boilers
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Complement: 250
Armament: • 4 × 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
• 2 × 140 mm (5.5 in) guns
• 4 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
• 4 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Destrées class was a type of protected cruiser of the French Navy, built in the late 1890s and which operated during the First World War.

Ships

Sources and references

  • Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, Tome II, 1870–2006, LV Jean-Michel Roche, Imp. Rezotel-Maury Millau, 2005


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