French cruiser Amiral Cécille

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Amiral Cécille
Amiral Cécille-Bougault.jpg
History
France
Name: Amiral Cécille
Namesake: Jean-Baptiste Cécille
Laid down: 1 September 1886
Launched: 3 May 1888
In service: 9 October 1890
Out of service: 27 August 1907
Fate: Sold for scrap in 1919
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,900 tonnes (5,807 long tons)
Installed power: 10,200 shp (7,606 kW)
Propulsion: 8 boilers
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Complement: 490
Armament:
  • 8 × 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
  • 10 × 140 mm (5.5 in) guns
  • 4 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
  • 2 × torpedo tubes

Amiral Cécille was a protected cruiser of the French Navy, named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Cécille.

She replaced Dubourdieu in the station of the Caribbean. In late January 1900 she left Fort-de-France, Martinique, for the West Coast of Africa.[1]

From 1907, she was used as a school ship for mechanics in Toulon.

Sources and references[edit]

  • Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, Tome II, 1870–2006, LV Jean-Michel Roche, Imp. Rezotel-Maury Millau, 2005
  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36046). London. 23 January 1900. p. 12.