French cruiser Gloire (1900)

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Gloire
Armoured cruiser Gloire
Career (France)
Name: Gloire
Namesake: Glory
Builder: Lorient shipyard
Laid down: 5 September 1899
Launched: 27 June 1900
Commissioned: 1904
Fate: Scrapped in Brest in 1922
General characteristics
Class & type: Gloire-class 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)
Propulsion: 8-boiler steam engine, 21,800 hp (16,256 kW)
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
4 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: Belt : 150 mm (6 in)
Deck : 40 mm (2 in)
Turrets : 170 mm (7 in)

The Gloire was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy.

In 1914, the Gloire was used as a school ship. In August, she was transferred to the English Channel light squadron, until April 1915. She was transferred to the Atlantic in 1916, chasing German raiders off Canada.

In May 1918, the Gloire collided with the US steamer City of Athens and had to be repaired in New York harbour.

She was eventually scrapped in Brest in 1922.