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French cruiser Ernest Renan
Ernest Renan
Ernest Renan
Career (France)
Name: Ernest Renan
Namesake: Ernest Renan
In service: 1906
Out of service: 1931
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 13,730 tonnes (13,513 long tons)
Length: 159 m (521 ft 8 in)
Beam: 36 m (118 ft 1 in)
Draught: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 3 engines, 42 Niclauses boilers, 37,600 hp (28.0 MW)
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,700 nautical miles (12,410 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 22 officers and 801 sailors (825 later)
Armament: • 4 × 194 mm (7.6 in) guns
• 12 × 1893 Model 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
• 6 × 75 mm (3.0 in) AA guns
• 12 × 65 mm (2.6 in) guns
• 2 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: Main belt : 90–170 mm (3.5–6.7 in) (between 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) below the waterline to 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) above)
Upper deck : 20–34 mm (0.79–1.34 in)
Lower deck : 45–65 mm (1.8–2.6 in)
Main gun turrets : 150 mm (5.9 in)

Ernest Renan was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy, named in honour of philosopher Ernest Renan.

Design and history

Right elevation and deck plan as depicted in Brassey's Naval Annual 1923

See also

References

  • Chesneau, Roger and Eugene M. Kolesnik. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway's Maritime Press, 1979. ISBN 0-85177-133-5.

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