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AMIRAL DUPERRÉ

 

Nationality:

France

Type: Barbette ship
Class: AMIRAL DUPERRÉ - only ship in class
Builder: La Seyne
Commissioned: 1883
Displacement: 11,030 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

319' 10" x 66' 11" x 27' 8"
Armor: (wrought iron)
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt: 10" - 22"
Barbettes: 12"
Shields: 2" (maximum) (steel)
CT: 1.5" (steel)
Machinery: 2-shaft VC, 12-cyl. boilers; 7,300ihp.  Coal:  787 tons
Speed: 14 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
4 13.4" / 18 cal. 4x1
1 6.4" / 28 cal. 1x1
14 5.5" 14x1
18 1-pdr. revolvers 18x1
4 14" TT above waterline
Compliment: 660

 

 

Sister ships:  none

 

 

Notes:  Breaking with previous designs, the AMIRAL DUPERRÉ was a high-freeboard barbette ship.  At its thickest (amidships), the belt was 22" thick, tapering to 16" at the lower edge, and was a minimum of 10" thick from end to end.  However, the belt only extended from 6' 7" below the waterline to 11' 6" above; the sides were unarmored.  The ship was intended to carry a full rig of sails.  Although the waterline was well protected, the AMIRAL DUPERRÉ was considered to be very vulnerable elsewhere, and probably would not have fared well in battle against her contemporaries.  She was stricken in 1909 and broken up.

 

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