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Gloire-class cruiser
Armoured cruiser Gloire
Gloire in 1913
Class overview
Name: Gloire
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Gueydon class
Succeeded by: Leon Gambetta class
In commission: 1904–1933
Completed: 5
Lost: 1
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 9,856 tonnes (9,700 long tons)
Length: 140 m (459 ft 4 in)
Beam: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.7 m (25 ft 3 in)
Installed power: 21,800 shp (16,300 kW)
Propulsion: Steam engines, 28 boilers
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Complement: 615 men
Armament: • 2 × 194 mm (7.6 in)/40-calibre 1893 Model guns in single mounts
• 8 × 164 mm (6.5 in)/45-calibre 1893 Model guns in single mounts
• 6 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
• 2 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: Belt : 150 mm (6 in)
Deck : 40 mm (2 in)
Turrets : 170 mm (7 in)

The Gloire ("Glory") class was a class of armoured cruiser of the French Navy which were commissioned in 1904.

Description and history

They were an improvement of the Gueydon class, with changed layout of the 163 mm guns.

Ships

  • Gloire, launched 27 June 1900. Decommissioned in 1922 and subsequently broken up.[1]
  • Marseillaise, launched 14 July 1900. Decommissioned in 1929 and subsequently broken up.[1]
  • Sully, launched June 1901. Wrecked in Halong Bay, Tonkin, French Indochina, 30 September 1905.[1]
  • Condé, launched 12 March 1902. Decommissioned in 1933 and used as a target.[1]
  • Amiral Aube, launched 9 May 1902. Decommissioned in 1922 and subsequently broken up.[1]

Right elevation and deck plan as depicted in Brassey's Naval Annual 1912

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Gloire Class". worldnavalships.com. http://www.worldnavalships.com/gloire_class.htm. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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