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Linois-class cruiser
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Class overview
Name: Linois class
Builders: Arsenal De Rochefort, Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Troude-class cruiser
Built: 1892–1898
In commission: 1895–1920
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 2,285 tons
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)
Complement: 250
Armament:
  • 4 × 14 cm (5.5 in) (4 × 1)
  • 2 × 10 cm (3.9 in) (2 × 1)
  • 8 × 4.7 cm (1.9 in) (8 × 1)
  • 2 × 1-pounder (2 × 1)
  • 4 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour:
  • 1.6 in (4.1 cm) deck
  • The Linois class was a class of protected cruisers of the French Navy. The class comprised Linois, Galilée and Lavoisier.

    Design

    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.

    Construction

    Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Shipyard
    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

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