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Battleship Charles Martel

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    Country

    France

    type

    Battleship

    General characteristics

    Length (m):

    122,3

    Width (m):

    21

    Displacement (tons):

    12200

    Speed (knots):

    17

    Range (miles):

    4000

    Crew:

    665

    Vooruzhenie

    guns:

    2 305 mm
    2 274 mm
    8 140 mm
    8 100 mm

    torpedo tubes:

    2 450 mm

    battleship Charles Martel

    Battleships type "Charles Martel" were the last ships of classic konstrutsii. They were distinguished by the absence of massive and extended aft superstructure, thus improving their seaworthiness.

    Buve1893/1915

    battleship Charles Martel

    Named after Admiral Pierre Bouvet (1776-1860), who commanded the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, the battleship "Bouvet" was launched in 1893

    battleship Charles Martel

    In January 1903 "Bouvet" collided with the battleship "Galuaz" in the Mediterranean. In 1913, he was upgraded, and in the beginning of the First World War was accompanied by the Mediterranean convoys.

    battleship Charles Martel

    In March 1915 "Bouvet" took part in the Dardanelles operation was severely damaged by fire the Turkish artillery, and to top it hit a mine. Were destroyed bulkheads, ship quickly took water and sank within two minutes, taking with him 660 lives.

    Charles Martel1893/1922

    Zhoregiberri1893/1934

    During the First World War acted in the eastern Mediterranean, participated in the Dardanelles operation, shelled Turkish positions in Syria and Palestine. In 1917, partially disarmed in 1918, put in reserve and immobilized in Port Said. Plavkazarmoy then served in Toulon. Scrapped in 1934.





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