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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

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)

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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