French ironclad Amiral Duperré

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Amiral Duperré ship model.jpg
Scale model on display at the Musée de la Marine in Paris
Career (France)
Namesake: Guy-Victor Duperré
Builder: La Seyne-sur-Mer
Laid down: 7 December 1876
Launched: 11 September 1879
Commissioned: April 1883
In service: 21 April 1883
Out of service: 13 June 1906
Struck: 13 August 1906
Fate: Broken up in 1909
General characteristics
Class & type: Unique ironclad battleship
Displacement: 11 200 tonnes
Length: 98.9 m (324 ft)
Beam: 20.4 m (67 ft)
Draught: 7.8 m (26 ft)
Propulsion: 8,120 shp (6,060 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 664
Armament: 4 × 340 mm/18 guns
15 × 140 mm guns

The Amiral Duperré was an early battleship of the French Navy. She was the first barbette ironclad built by France.

She served in the Mediterranean squadron. On 13 December 1888, during an exercise, one of her guns exploded, killing six. She was transferred to the Northern fleet in 1898.

From December 1906, she was used as a target. She was eventually broken up in 1909.

The Amiral Baudin class was largely designed by elaborating on her layout.

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