Gueydon Class

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Gueydon Class French Cruisers including Dupetit - Thouars, Gueydon and Montcalm.  Photos and history of these Gueydon Class cruisers of the turn of the century.

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.

Dupetit - Thouars

Dupetit - Thouars.

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Dupetit Thouars.

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Dupetit Thouars at St Nazaire.

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Dupetit Thouars. circa 1913

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Dupetit - Thouars. Photo supplied by Olivier Lemoine

Dupetit-Thouars. Sent in by Jean Gillet.

Dupetit Thouars. circa 1904

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Dupetit Thouars. circa 1904

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Gueydon

Gueydon.   circa 1905

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Gueydon.  Sent in by

Gueydon

Montcalm

Montcalm.

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Montcalm at Dunkerque c.1904.

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Montcalm 

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Montcalm in Australia c.1910 

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The French Warship Montcalm in 1902

Built at La Seyne, the Montcalm was an armoured cruiser of a somewhat peculiar sight. She belonged to a group of three and displaced 9,517 tons. Amidships she had a belt of 6 in of Harveyised nickel steel, which tapered to the ends, but she had other armour above it and forward. Her two 7.6 in guns were well protected, she also carried eight 6.4 in guns which were also behind armour. She had 20 Normand boilers, and was capable of a speed of 21 knots. It was easy to recognise this class because of the peculiar arrangement of the funnels - two behind the military mast forward and the other two a long way aft.

Montcalm. Image supplied by Jean Gillet

Montcalm. 

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