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Dreadnoughts Diderot.jpg
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Denis Diderot
Builder: AC de la Loire, St Nazaire
Laid down: 20 October 1907
Launched: 19 April 1909
Commissioned: 1 August 1911
Fate: Scrapped in 1937
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
Armament:

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)
Armour:

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

200 mm secondary turrets

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


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