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Dreadnoughts Diderot.jpg
The Diderot, sistership of the Vergniaud
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
Builder: Bordeaux
Laid down: July 1908
Launched: 12 April 1910
Commissioned: 22 September 1911
Decommissioned: 1921
Fate: broken up 1928
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 after)
Armour:

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

200 mm secondary turrets

The Vergniaud was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the French Navy. Named after Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud - built by C de la Gironde, Bordeaux, laid down July 1908, launched 12 April 1910, completed 22 September 1911, decommissioned 1921 and used as a target ship, broken up 1928.

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