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Charlemagne
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Charlemagne
Builder: Brest shipyard
Laid down: 1894
Launched: 12 October 1895[1]
Commissioned: December 1899
Struck: 1920
Fate: Broken up
General characteristics
Class and type: Charlemagne class battleship
Displacement: 11,300 tonnes
Length: 118 m (390 ft)
Beam: 20.5 m (67 ft)
Draught: 8.40 m (27.6 ft)
Propulsion: 2 steam engines, 3 shafts, 14,500 HP
Speed: 18 knots
Complement: 725 men
Armament:

2 × 2 - 305 mm Mle 1893/96 guns
10 × 1 - 138 mm/45 Modèle 1893 guns
8 × 1 - 100 mm/10

4 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
Armour:

belt : 250-400 mm
decks : 90 and 40 mm
barbettes : 400 mm

bunker : 75 mm

The Charlemagne was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the French Navy.

In 1915, along with her sister-ship Gaulois, she took part in the Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign, under admiral Guépratte.

References

  1. ^ The Times (London), Saturday, 12 October 1895, p.7

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