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Dupleix-class cruiser
Kleber
Kleber in the U.S. before the First World War
Class overview
Name: Dupleix class
Operators:  French Navy
Built: 1903–1904
In commission: 1904–1921
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 7,600 tonnes (7,480 long tons)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 530
Armament: • 8 × 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
• 4 × 100 mm (4 in) guns

The Dupleix class was a class of three armoured cruisers of the French Navy built between 1903–1904, which served in World War I.

Ships

  • Dupleix was launched on 28 April 1900, and served in the Far East from 1910 and in the Mediterranean during World War I. She was decommissioned in 1919 and broken up in 1922.[1]
  • Desaix was launched on 21 March 1901, and served in the Mediterranean during World War I and then in the Far East. She was decommissioned in June 1921, and broken up in 1927.[1]
  • Kleber was launched on 20 September 1902, and served in the Mediterranean during World War I, seeing action at Gallipoli. She was sunk on 27 June 1917 by a mine laid by the German U-boat UC-61[2] off Brest with the loss of 42 crew.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dupleix Class". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/dupleix_class.htm. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  2. "French Navy in World War I". naval-history.net. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyFrench.htm#armoured. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

See also


Coordinates: 48°17′13″N 4°50′50″W / 48.28694°N 4.84722°W / 48.28694; -4.84722

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