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Marceau Marius Bar 2.jpg
A late configuration of the Marceau
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers
Ordered: 27 December 1880
Builder: La Seyne-sur-Mer
Laid down: 28 November 1882
Launched: 24 may 1887
Commissioned: 18 April 1891
In service: 18 April 1891
Out of service: 1 October 1920
Fate: Broken up in 1922
General characteristics
Class and type: Marceau class battleship
Displacement: 10 558 tonnes
Length: 99 metres
Beam: 20 metres
Draught: 8.4 metres
Propulsion: 2 steam engines, 8 boilers, 11 000 shp
Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 651

4 x 340mm/28 Modèle 1881 guns in single mountings
17 x 138mm/45 Modèle 1888 guns in single mountings

5x 450 mm torpedo tubes

Belt: 460mm
Deck: 80mm
Bridge: 150mm

Barbette: 400mm

The Marceau was an ironclad battleship of the French Navy, lead ship of her class

She served in the Mediterranean Squadron until 1900, when she was rebuilt. She returned to service in 1906 as a school ship for torpedo warfare.

During the First World War, she served in Matla and Corfu as a submarine tender.

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