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Dreadnoughts Diderot.jpg
The Diderot, sistership of the Condorcet
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Marquis de Condorcet
Builder: AC de la Loire, St Nazaire
Laid down: 23 August 1907
Launched: 25 July 1909
Commissioned: 25 July 1911
General characteristics
Class and type: Danton-class battleship
Displacement: 18,318 tonnes standard, 19763 tonnes full load
Length: 144.9 m
Beam: 25.8 m
Draught: 9.2 m
Propulsion: 4 shaft Parsons turbines, 26 Bellville or Niclausse coal fired boilers, 22,500 hp
Speed: 19.2 knots
Complement: up to 923

4 × 305mm/45 Modèle 1906 guns in twin mounts
12 × 240mm/50 Modèle 1902 guns in twin mounts
16 × 75mm/65 Modèle 1906 guns in single mounts
10 × 47 mm guns (single)

2 × 450 mm Torpedo tubes (M12D until 1920, M18 afterwards)

270 mm Belt
48 mm upper deck
45 mm lower deck
300 mm main turrets

200 mm secondary turrets

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

She was used as a depot ship after 1931. Her hulk was scuttled during the Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon in 1942. Jacques Cousteau carried out his first underwater experiments while serving on the Condorcet.

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