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Battleship Suffren

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    Country

    France

    type

    Battleship

    General characteristics

    Length (m):

    125,5

    Width (m):

    21,4

    Displacement (tons):

    12527

    Speed (knots):

    17,9

    Draft (m):

    8,3

    Crew:

    714

    Vooruzhenie

    guns:

    4 305 mm
    10 163 mm
    8 99 mm
    22 47 mm

    torpedo tubes:

    2 457 mm

    battleship Suffren

    Battleship "Suffren" built as a continuation of a series of Charlemagne. On the "Suffren" widened the area of the reserved side, and six out of ten 163-mm guns were placed in odnoorudiynyh towers. Got a decent warship, but the size, quality and design of underwater armor protection it is still noticeably inferior Tsesarevich battleship built on the French shipyards.

    battleship Suffren

    "Suffren" served as the flagship during the Dardanelles operation and has participated in the bombing of the Turkish shore batteries, 18.3.1915 got 14 hits and nearly died from the explosion of ammunition (charges erupted for 164-mm guns just managed to extinguish). In November 1916 "Suffren" sent without an escort in Brest for repairs. Not far from Lisbon, 26/11/1916, "Suffren" was torpedoed by German submarine U-52, exploded and sank immediately with all hands.

    battleship Suffren





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