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French cruiser Jurien de la Gravière
Jurien de la Gravière
Career (France)
Name: Jurien de la Gravière
Namesake: Pierre Roch Jurien de La Gravière and Edmond Jurien de la Gravière
Builder: Lorient
Laid down: 15 November 1897
Launched: 26 June 1899
Commissioned: 1903
Out of service: 27 July 1921
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1922
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,600 tonnes (5,512 long tons)
Length: 137 m (449 ft 6 in)
Beam: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
Draught: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)
Installed power: 8,800 shp (6,562 kW)
Propulsion: 3 steam engines, 24 boilers
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Complement: 510
Armament: • 8 × 1893 Model 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
• 10 × 47 mm guns
• 6 × 37 mm guns
• 2 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Jurien de la Gravière was the last protected cruiser built for the French Navy, named in honour of Edmond Jurien de la Gravière and his father, Pierre Roch Jurien de La Gravière.

She served in the Mediterranean during the First World War, patrolling the Strait of Otranto, repressing insurrections in Crete, and bombarding Turkey. She took part in the blockade of Greece after the Noemvriana events.

In 1920, she occupied the station of Syria, before being replaced by Cassard.

She was eventually sold for scrap in 1922.

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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