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REQUIN

 

Nationality:

France

Type: Barbette ship
Class: TERRIBLE - four ships in class
Builder: Brest
Commissioned: December, 1888
Displacement: 7,530 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

271' 6" x 59' x 26' 2"
Armor:  (compound)
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt 8" - 20"
Barbettes 18"
Tubes 8"
Shields 1.2" (steel)
CT: 1.2" (steel)
Machinery: 2-shaft VC, 10 cyl. boilers; 6,500ihp.  Coal:  500 tons
Speed: 14.5 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
2 16.5" / 22 cal. 2x1
4 3.9" 4x1
2 3-pdr. 2x1
16 1-pdr. revolvers
4 14" TT
Compliment: 373

 

 

Sister ships:  CA¤MAN, INDOMPTABLE, TERRIBLE

 

 

Notes:  The four ships of this class bore little resemblance to their direct ancestor, AMIRAL DUPERR╔ and were of moderately low freeboard.  The complete belt was almost entirely submerged at normal load.  The barbette bases were unarmored except for the tube which was taken to the armor deck.  The 16.5" guns were slow firing.  In 1898, REQUIN was rearmed with 2-10.8" / 40 cal. guns in center pivot turrets, while the lighter guns were replaced by 6-3.9" and 14-3 pdr., while the TT were reduced from four to two.  REQUIN was re-boilered with 12 Niclausse boilers and the original four funnels in close pairs abreast were replaced by two on the centerline.  She also had new VTE engines.  REQUIN served in the eastern Mediterranean and the Suez Canal during World War I.  Following service, REQUIN was scrapped in 1927.

 

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