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Dupleix Class  armoured French cruisers.  Photos and history of the Dupleix class cruisers launched 1900 - 1902 including Desaix, Dupleix and Kleber.

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.

Desaix

Desaix. c.1903

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Desaix serving with the Channel Squadron, 1913

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Desaix.

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Dupleix

Dupliex

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Dupleix

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Dupleix, 13th February 1903.

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Kleber

Kleber

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Kleber.

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