|Builders:||Arsenal De Rochefort, Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée|
|Preceded by:||Troude-class cruiser|
|Length:||100.63 m (330 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||10.62 m (34 ft 10 in)|
|Draught:||5.44 m (17 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||6,800 hp (5,100 kW), two shafts|
|Speed:||20.5 knots (38.0 km/h)|
The ships of the class were 100.63 metres (330 ft 2 in) long, had a beam of 10.62 metres (34 ft 10 in), a draught of 5.44 metres (17 ft 10 in), and had a displacement of 2,285 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 6,800 ihp (5,100 kW) and produced a top speed of 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h).
The ships had deck armour of 1.6 in (4.1 cm) and a complement 250 men. The main armament of the ships were four 14 cm (5.5 in) single turret guns. Secondary armament included two single 10 cm (3.9 in) guns and eight 4.7 cm (1.9 in) single guns.
|Linois||August 1892||January 1894||January 1895||1910||Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée|
|Galilée||1893||April 1896||January 1897||1911||Arsenal de Rochefort|
|Lavoisier||1895||April 1897||April 1898||1920||Arsenal de Rochefort|