Gueydon-class cruiser

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Montcalm
Gueydon
Class overview
Name: Gueydon
Operators:  French Navy
In commission: 1902 - 1935
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 9,516 tonnes
Length: 139.90 m (459.0 ft)
Propulsion: 3 engines and 3 propellers, 21 500 HP
Speed: 21.4 knots (39.6 km/h; 24.6 mph)
Armament:

2 × 194mm/40 Modèle 1893 guns
8 × 163mm/45 Modèle 1893 guns
4 × 100 mm guns
16 × 47 mm guns

2 × torpedo launchers
Notes: Ships in class include: Gueydon, Montcalm, Dupetit-Thouars

The Gueydon class was a class of armoured cruiser of the French Navy which were commissioned in 1902.

Description and History[edit]

Right elevation and deck plan as depicted in Brassey's Naval Annual 1906
  • Dupetit-Thouars was torpedoed and sunk in 1918.
  • Gueydon was decommissioned in 1935 and used as accommodation at Brest, and was finally scrapped in 1942.
  • Montcalm was decommissioned in 1926 and used as accommodation, renamed Tremintin in 1934, and was finally scrapped in 1943.


See also[edit]

Media related to Gueydon class armoured cruisers at Wikimedia Commons