|French armoured cruiser Edgar Quinet (1907)|
Edgar Quinet in 1911
|Launched:||21 September 1907|
|Decommissioned:||9 January 1930|
|Class & type:||Edgar Quinet-class armoured cruiser|
|Displacement:||13,650 tonnes (13,434 long tons)|
|Length:||158.2 m (519 ft)|
|Beam:||21.5 m (70 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)|
|Installed power:||37,000 shp (27,591 kW)|
|Speed:||23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)|
|Armament:||14 × 194 mm (7.6 in) guns|
After her commissioning, Edgar Quinet was appointed to the 1st light cruiser division in the Mediterranean, under Capitaine de vaisseau Émile Guépratte. During the First World War, she served off Montenegro and Tunisia, notably taking part in the evacuation of the Serbian Army in 1916 and in December, in operations against Greek royalists in the Noemvriana. In 1918, she was off Malta.
From 1929, she was used as a schoolship in Toulon. On 4 January 1930, she ran aground off Algeria and four days later, she started breaking up. She became a total loss, though all the crew was safely evacuated.
- 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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