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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

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)

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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