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Battleship Voltaire.png
Launching of the Voltaire
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Namesake: Voltaire
Builder: FC de la Méditerranée, La Seyne
Laid down: 20 July 1907
Launched: 1 August 1911
Decommissioned: 1935
Fate: Broken up 1939
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 Voltaire was a Danton-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the French Navy.

During the First World War, she was hit by two torpedoes launched by the U-64, but survived thanks to the compartments of her hull.


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