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French cruiser Pothuau
Pothuau
Career (France)
Name: Pothuau
Namesake: Louis Marie Alexis Pothuau
Builder: FC de la Méditerranée
Laid down: January 1893
Launched: September 1895
Commissioned: January 1897
Decommissioned: November 1927
Fate: Broken up, 25 September 1929
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 5,374 tonnes (5,289 long tons)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 459
Armament: • 2 × 7.6 in (190 mm) guns
• 10 × 5.5 in (140 mm) Quick Firing Model 1891 and 1893 guns
• 10 × 3-pounder guns
• 8 × 1-pounder guns
• 4 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

Pothuau was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy, named after French admiral and politician Louis Pierre Alexis Pothuau (1815–1882).

Service history

In August 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Pothuau was serving in the Mediterranean Sea with 1st Armée Navale,[1] and was stationed off West Africa in 1915. The ship was sent to Egypt in 1916 before being given a refit. Pothuau became a gunnery training ship[2] until she was eventually replaced in this role by Gueydon. Pothuau was decommissioned in November 1927, and broken up from 25 September 1929.[2]

See also

Notes

  1. "French Navy in World War I". naval-history.net. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyFrench.htm. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pothuau". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/pothuau.htm. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 

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