Colbert Class

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Colbert Class Central Battery Ships   

The Colbert Class were the last French wooden sea going battleships. It had a armour belt which was 5ft 10 inches above and below the waterline.   Colbert was built at Brest and laid down in 1870 , launched 16th September 1875 and completed two years later. Stricken form service in 1900.;  Trident was built at Toulon and laid down in 1870 launched 9th November 1876 and launched in 1878. she was hulked in 1904.

Displacement: 8750 tons,  Speed: 14 Knots.  Crew 774. Armament: Eight 10.8 inch 18 cal. Mark 1870 main guns,  one and later two 9.4 inch guns M1870, ,  Eight later reduced to six 5.5 inch M1870 guns, and 14 / 18 1-pdr revolvers. 

 

Colbert 16th September 1875 Stricken 1900

Colbert or Trident, Photographed  1896-1898

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PFB001

Trident 9th November 1876 Hulked 1904