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French naval Cruisers, Armoured Cruisers, Protected Cruisers, ironclads and light cruisers. Cruiser histories from 1860 to 1945, from the early converted sailing frigates through the Friant class to the De Grasse class.

Name Launch Date Fate

Converted Sailing Frigates

Armorique March 1862 Hulked 1884

Armorique as a training ship, c.1920.

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Circe 1860 Stricken 1875
Flore February 1869 Stricken 1886
Guerriere May 1860 Stricken 1888
Hermione 1860 Training Ship 1877
Junon 1861 Stricken 1876
Magicienne December 1861 Stricken 1876
Pallas  1860 Hulked 1883
Semiramis 1861 Stricken 1877
Themis 1862 Stricken 1882
Victoire 1861 Stricken 1880

Cosmao Class Unprotected Cruisers

Cosmao 1861 Stricken 1881
Dupleix 1861 Stricken 1887

Venus Class Unprotected Cruisers

Minerve July 1865 Hospital Hulk 1888
Venus December 1864 Hulked 1887

Limier Class Unprotected Cruisers

D'estrees 1867 Stricken 1891
Hamelin 1866 Hulked 1889
L'Hermitte 1867 Wrecked 1874
Limier 1866 Stricken 1887
Volta 1867 Stricken 1892

Infernet Class Unprotected Cruisers

Champlain 1872 Stricken 1893
Dupetit-Thouars 1874 Hulked 1897
Infernet 1869 Stricken 1891
Laclocheterie 1872 Stricken 1901

Sane Class Unprotected Cruisers

Fabert 1874 Stricken 1899
Sane 1869 Stricken 1892
Seignelay 1874 Wrecked 1892

Bourayne Class Unprotected Cruisers

Beautemps-Beaupre 1872 Stricken 1896
Bourayne 1869 Coal-Hulk 1890
Dayot 1869 Foundered 28th February 1888
Duchaffault 1872 Stricken 1896
Ducouedic 1869 Stricken 1889
Hugon 1872 Stricken 1896
Kerguelen 1872 Stricken 1894
Kersaint 1869 Stricken 1886
Segond 1869 Stricken 1896
Vaudreuil 1870 Stricken 1889

Rigault de Ginouilly Class Unprotected Cruisers

Rigault de Genouilly 1876 Coal Hulk 1899
Eclaireur 1877 Stricken 1902

Laperouse Class Unprotected Cruisers                   View Class

D'Estaing 1879 Stricken 1901
Laperouse 1877 Wrecked 1898
Nielly 1880 Stricken 1902
Primauguet 1882 Stricken 1901

Villars Class Unprotected Cruisers

Forfait 1879 Stricken 1897
Magon 1880 Stricken 1896
Roland 1882 Stricken 1898
Villars 1879 Stricken 1896

Unprotected Cruisers

Talisman 1862 Depot Ship 1896
Resolue 1863 Stricken as Warship 1890
Decres September 1866 Stricken 1890
Desaix 1866 Stricken 1894
Chateaurenault 1868 Hulked 1895
Linois 1867 Stricken 1891
Hirondelle 1869 Stricken 1896
Duguay-Trouin 1877 Hulked 1900

Duguay Trouin pictured November 1905.

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Duguay Trouin.  Sent in by Jean Gillet.

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Duguay Trouin.  

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Duquesne 1876 Stricken 1901
Tourville 1876 Stricken 1901

The breaking up of the Tourville at Cherbourg.

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Tourville.

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Tourville.

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Iphigenie 1881 Stricken 1905
Naiade 1881 Stricken 1900
Arethuse 1882 Hulked 1899
Dubourdieu 1884 Stricken 1899
Milan May 1884 Stricken 1908

 

Belliqueuse 6th September 1865 Target 1886

Alma Class Central battery ironclad

Alma 26th November 1867 Hulked 1886
Armide 12th April 1867 Stricken 1887
Atalante 9th April 1868 Stricken 1887
Jeanne D'arc 28th Sept, 1867 Stricken 1883
Montcalm (ex-Indienne) 16th October 1868 Stricken 1891
Reine Blanche 10th March  1868 Stricken 1886
Thetis 22nd August 1867 Stricken 1895

La Galissonniere Class Central battery ironclad

La Galissonniere 7th May 1872 Stricken 1894
Triomphante 28th march 1877 Scrapped 1903
Victorieuse 18th November 1875 Hulked 1900

Bayard Class Barbette Ships                       View Class

Bayard 13th March 1880 Hulked 1899
Turenne October 1879 Stricken 1901

Vauban Class Barbette Ships                    View Class

Vauban July 1882 Stricken 1905
Duguesclin 1883 Stricken 1904
Protected  Cruisers
Sfax       May 1884 Stricken 1906

 

Tage     October 1886 Stricken 1910

French protected cruiser Tage shown here with her original barque rig c.1900. She was launched in October 1886 and had a complement of 538.

 

Amiral Cecille   May 1888 Scrapped 1919

Amiral Cecille a protected cruiser which was broken up in 1919.

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Amiral Cecille

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Davout     October 1889 Stricken 1910

 

Suchet   October 1891 Stricken 1906

A group of seamen on the Suchet in 1897 before she was sent to the Levant.

 

Pothuau    19th September 1895 Served in Mediterranean then West Africa in 1915. Sent to Egypt in 1916 before being given a refit. Became a training ship and taken off active in November 1927 and broken up on 25th September 1929.
Forbin Class Protected Cruisers                     View Class
Forbin 14th January 1888 Scrapped in 1921.
Coetlogon December 1888 Stricken 1906
Surcouf October 1890 Stricken 1921
Troude  Class Protected Cruisers
Cosmao August 1889 Stricken 1922
Lalande March 1889 Stricken 1912
Troude October 1888 Stricken 1908
Linois Class Protected Cruisers                    View Class
Galilee April 1896 Stricken 1911
Lavoisier April 1897 Stricken 1920
Linois January 1894 Stricken 1910
Alger Class Protected Cruisers              View Class
Alger November 1889 Hulked 1911
Isly June 1893 Stricken 1914
Jean Bart November 1889 Wrecked on the Sahara Coast 11th February 1907
Friant Class Protected Cruisers
Bugeaud August 1893 Stricken 1907
Chasseloup-Laubat April 1893 Hulked 1911
Friant April 1893 Stricken 1920

Friant.

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Friant.

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Descartes Class Protected Cruisers            View Class
Descartes September 1894 Stricken 1920
Pascal September 1895 Stricken 1911
D'Assas Class Protected Cruisers             View Class
Cassard May 1896 Stricken 1924
D'Assas March 1896 Stricken 1914
Du Chayla September 1895 Stricken 1921
Catinat Class Protected Cruisers
Catinant October 1896 Stricken 1911
Protet July 1898 Stricken 1910
 
D'Entrecasteaux  June  1896 Presented to Belgium 1922
 
Guichen  October 1897 Stricken 1922
 
Chateaurenault May 1898 Sunk by UC38 between Corfu and Taranto 14th December 1917 with very few crew
D'Estrees Class Protected Cruisers              View Class
D'Estrees October 1897 Stricken 1922
Infernet September 1899 Stranded  1910
 
Jurien De la Graviere  June 1899 Stricken 1922
Armoured Cruisers
Dupuy de Lome 27th October 1890 Sold in 1910 to Belgium as the cargo ship Peruvier. Sold for breaking in 1920.

Dupuy de Lome

Admiral Charner Class                  View Class

Admiral Charner 18th March 1893 Convoy escort in 1914. Rescued Armenians from the Turks in September 1915 and occupied Castellorizo Island on 28th December. Sunk by torpedo from U21 on 8th February 1916 only one survivor.
Bruix 3rd August 1894 Served in Red Sea in 1915, took part in blockade of Greece before going into reserve in 1918. Broken up in 1920.
Chanzy 24th January 1894 After grounding herself and attempts to refloat her failed and she was wrecked on 30th May 1907.
Latouche-Treville 8th October 1892 Took damage at Gallipoli. Taken off active in June 1920, hulked 1925 and broken up in 1926.
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Pothuau 19th September 1895 Served in Mediterranean then West Africa in 1915. Sent to Egypt in 1916 before being given a refit. Became a training ship and taken off active in November 1927 and broken up on 25th September 1929.
 
Jeanne D'Arc  8th June 1899 Captured Ruad Island with the battleship Jaureguiberry in 1915 and rescued Armenians from the Turks in September 1915. Escorted convoys towards the end of the war. Taken off active in February 1933 and broken up in 1934.

Gueydon Class                       View Class

Dupetit-Thouars 5th July 1901 Served in the Channel and Atlantic she was torpedoed by U62 on 7th August 1918 while on escort duty. Most of the crew were rescued.
Gueydon 20th September 1899 Served in the Atlantic and West Indies as well as the Baltic. Was given a refit in 1923 and then used as a training ship from 1928-30. Hulked on 24th July 1935, and used for accommodation in Brest and broken up in 1942.
Montcalm 27th March 1900 Helped to captured Samoa with the Australian Squadron in 1914 and after a refit joined the 4th Cruiser Squadron in the West Indies on escort duty. Defended the Suez Canal in 1915. Taken off active in October 1926 and used for barracks she was renamed Tremintin in October 1934 before being broken up in 1943.

Dupleix Class                 View Class

Desaix 21st March 1901 Served in the Channel until December 1914 and defended the Suez Canal in 1915 with Montcalm. Rescued Armenians from the Turks in September 1915. After the was she served in the Far East.  Taken off active in June 1921, broken up in 1927.
Dupleix 28th April 1900 Served in the Far East from 1910 and captured two German supply ships on 21st August 1914. Shelled Turkish town of Bodrum in May 1915. Taken off active in 1919, broken up in 1922.
Kleber 20th September 1902 Served with the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron. She became stranded off Gallipoli but was refloated 29th -31st May 1915. Collided with a British cargo ship on 7th July 1915 but was repaired. Became flagship of the 6th Squadron at Dakar. Sunk on 27th June 1917 by a mine laid by U61 at Brest with the loss of 42 crew.

Gloire Class                 View Class

Amiral Aube 9th May 1902 Taken off active in 1922 and subsequently broken up.
Conde 12th March 1902 Served in the Atlantic and took part in escort duty. She was part of the Atlantic Squadron. Taken off active in 1933 and used as a target.
Gloire 27th June 1900 Served in the Atlantic and took part in escort duty. She was part of the Atlantic Squadron. Collided with the US Liner City of Athens in May 1918 but was repaired. Taken off active in 1922 and subsequently broken up.
Marseillaise 14th July 1900 Served in the Atlantic and took part in escort duty. She was part of the Atlantic Squadron. She escorted the liner taking President Wilson back to America. Taken off active in 1929 and subsequently broken up.
Sully June 1901 Wrecked in Along bay , Indo China, 30th september 1905 all salvage attempts failed.

Leon Gambetta Class                 View Class

Leon Gambetta 26th October 1901 Sunk on 27th April 1915 by torpedoes from U5. Only 137 crew survived.
Jules Ferry 23rd August 1903 Taken off active in 1927 and subsequently broken up.
Victor Hugo 30th March 1904 Escorted Jean Bart to Malta in 1916. Helped to move the Serbian army from Corfu to Bizerta. Taken off active in January 1928 and broken up in November 1930.
 
Jules Michelet 31st August 1905 Part of the 1st Light Division. Served in the Mediterranean and helped to move the Serbian army from Corfu to Bizerta. Taken off active in 1931 and used as a target.
 
Ernest Renan  April 1906 Stricken 1931

Edgar Quinet Class                      View Class

Edgar Quinet 21st September 1907 Part of the 1st Light Division which patrolled Otranto Straits. While in the Mediterranean she rescued 1200 people from Smyrna in 1922. Used as a training ship from 1925-27, she grounded herself on 4th January 1930 and sank on 9th.
Waldeck-Rousseau 4th March 1908 Survived attacks by U-boats of the Austrian navy in November 1914. Served in the Aegean and Ionian Sea before transferring to the Black Sea in 1919-20 where she helped evacuate General Wrangel's troops. She ended the war as flagship of the Far East. Taken off active in June 1936 and broken up between 1941-44.

Ships Given to France as part of War Reparations from German & Austrian Navies

Colmar See Kolberg Transferred to France from the German Navy (Kolberg) after the war on 28th April 1920 she was broken up in 1929.

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Mulhouse  See Stralsund Transferred to France from the German Navy (Stralsund) after the war on 3rd August 1920. Refitted in 1925 but was put in reserve until she was broken up in 1935.

Mulhouse.

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Strasbourg  See Regensberg Transferred to France from the German Navy (Regensberg) after the war on 4th June 1920. She saw service until 1936 after being refitted in 1925. Hulked in 1944.

Strasbourg.

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Metz  See Königsberg Transferred to France from the German Navy (Königsberg) after the war on 20th July 1920 she served with the French Navy until 1933 and was broken up three years later.

Metz (Ex Konigsberg).

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Metz.

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Thionville  See Novara Transferred to France from the Austrian Navy (Novara) after the war in 1920. She was refitted in 1921 and served as a torpedo training ship in the Mediterranean. Broken up in 1941.

Thionville.

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Cruisers built after 1922

Duguay Trouin Class        View Class
Duguay Trouin 14th August 1923 Scrapped on 29th March 1952.
Lamotte-Picquet 21st March 1924 Sunk on 12th January 1945.
Primaguet 21st May 1924 Forced onto the beaches of North Africa after severe damage on 8th November 1942.
Duquesne Class                       View Class
Duquesne 17th December 1925 Scrapped in July 1955.
Tourville 24th August 1926 Scrapped in March 1962.
Suffren Class                      View Class
Suffren 3rd May 1927 Scrapped in 1974.
Colbert 20th April 1928 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
Foch 24th April 1929 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised in 1943 but scrapped immediately afterwards.
Dupleix 9th October 1930 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised in 1943 but was later heavily damaged by Allied bombing.
 
Pluton 10th April 1929 Became a training cruiser and renamed La Tour d'Auvergne. Lost after a mine exploded on 13th September 1939.

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Jeanne D'Arc 14th February 1930 Scrapped 1966.
 
Algérie 21st May 1932 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised on 18th March 1943 but scrapped immediately afterwards.
 
Émile Bertin 9th May 1933 Scrapped in October 1959.
La Galissonnière Class                    View Class
La Galissonnière 18th November 1933 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in August 1944 before she was ready.
Jean de Vienne 31st July 1935 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in November 1943 before she was ready.
Marseillaise 17th July 1935 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. 
Gloire 28th September 1935 Sold for scrapping in January 1958.
Montcalm 26th October 1935 Scrapped in 1970.
Georges Leygues 24th March 1936 Sold for scrapping in November 1959.
Ex Italian Attilio Regolo Class
Chateaurenault (D606) (ex Attilio Regolo) Acquired 1948 Stricken 1962
Guichen (D607) (ex Scipione Africano) Acquired 1948 Stricken 1961

Ex Italian Attilio Regolo Class Cruiser Guichen. Photograph from Jean Gillet

 
De Grasse 11th September 1946 Broken Up 1976

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Colbert 24th March 1956 Stricken 1991

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The French Transport.  Eure.  photograph taken between 1889 and 1900 probably photographed after the French Antarctic Expeditions which it took part in.

A French cruiser in 1902.

 

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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
Half Price! - £70.00
 Jim Clark in his Lotus-Ford 38 winning in the record breaking 1965 Indianapolis 500 Mile Classic.

Jim Clark by Ray Goldsbrough.
Half Price! - £75.00
 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £100.00
 Following the success of several French imports to Highbury, Arsene Wenger again turned to his home country in search of another midfield maestro.  Robert Pires was duly signed from Marseille in July 2000 in a £6 million deal.  Robert Pires has adjusted quickly to the English game.  Pires and his love affair with English football comes from the intensity of the game teamed with the passion from the Highbury fans.  On describing the fans' reaction when he scores, he said, <i>It's an unbelievablesensation to be standing on the pitch when the whole crowd erupts.</i>  For a man who played in a European championship final, and who won the World Cup, these words must sound sweet to the Highbury faithful.  Robert Pires received the recognition his talent deserved on winning the Football Writer's Player of the Year Award in the 2001/02 season.

Robert Pires by Gary Brandham.
Half Price! - £50.00

 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
Half Price! - £24.00
 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 A product of United's magnificent youth policy, Nicky Butt has become an invaluable player in the most successful side in the club's history.  Gary Keane's portrayal of Nicky Butt captures the tenacity, determination and power of one of the country's leading midfield players.

Nicky Butt by Gary Keane.
Half Price! - £50.00
 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00

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