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Pothuau Armoured Cruiser of the French navy. The Pothuau was sometimes classed as a protected cruiser due to the thin belt of armour which encircled the ship 4feet 11 inch below the waterline and 8feet 2 inches above.  Pothuau was built by F C de la Mediterranee and laid down in January 1893, launched September 1895 and finally completed in January 1897. during World war one she Served in Mediterranean then West Africa in 1915. Sent to Egypt in 1916 before being given a refit. Became a gunnery training ship and taken off active in November 1927 and broken up on 25th September 1929.

Displacement: 5374 tons, Speed: 19 knots, Compliment: 459, Armament: Two 7.6 inch guns,  ten 5.5 inch Quick Firing M1891 and 1893 model guns.  ten 3 pounder  Eight 1 pounder, and Four 18-inch torpedo Tubes (AW)

Pothuau 19th September 1895 Served in Mediterranean then West Africa in 1915. Sent to Egypt in 1916 before being given a refit. Became a gunnery training ship and taken off active in November 1927 and broken up on 25th September 1929.

Pothuau.

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Pothuau c.1920

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Pothuau. circa 1904

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Pothuau.

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Pothuau. circa 1904

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Pothuau.

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Pothuau.  Sent in by Jean Gillet.

Pothuau  Sent in by Jean Gillet.

 

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