Amiral Duperre

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 Amiral Duperre Barbette Ship.    Photographs and history of the French Barbette Ship Amiral Duperre, Built at La Seyne laid down in January 1877 and  launched in September 1879. commissioned into the French navy in 1883. The Amiral Duperre was a high freeboard barbette ship,  the two Funnels were built abreast and she eventually had two masts with armed tops. She was well protected below the waterline but was very vulnerable above and would have been a easy target for other well armed and protected ships of the day, such as HMS Inflexible. finally stricken ion 1909

Displacement: 11,30 tons,  Crew 660.  Speed: 14 knots. Armament: Four 13.4 in M1875 guns and One 6.4 inch gun. Mk 1881.  Fourteen 5.5 in m1870 guns, and eighteen 1 pounder revolvers.  Four 14 inch torpedo Tubes. 

Amiral Duperre Sept 1879 Stricken 1909
 

Amiral Duperre.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PFB005

Amiral Duperre.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PFB006

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Some of the crew of the Amiral Duperr?n 1897.

The iron and steel battleship Amiral Duperr?t Toulon in 1897. Photograph shows the after barbette. Interestingly there is a sentry holding an old halberd with a lieutenant on his left.