Guichen

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Guichen Protected Cruiser.   Photos and history of the French protected cruiser Guichen, built by Soc De la Loire and laid down October 1895 and launched in 1897. and completed for service in 1899. The Guichen had been primarily designed for commerce raiding and had been lightly armed compared to other ships of her size.  Photographs will show Guichen with either two or three masts.  She was built with two but a third was added  for three to four years then removed again.  At the outbreak of world war one she was serving with the Channel fleet in the Bay of |Biscay and moved to Morocco. In September 1915 she took part in the Armenian rescue, and in 1917 she became a fast transport operating Taranto - Hea route. In 1919 she serve din the Black Sea operations. and finally struck from service in 1922. 

Displacement:    8151 tons.  Speed: 23.5 knots, Compliment: 604 crew.  Armament: Two 6.4-inch Guns  Quick Firing M1893.  Six 5.5 -inch Guns, Quick firing M.1893  Ten 3 pounder  and  Five 1 pounder      Two 18-inch Torpedo tubes AW. these were later removed 

Guichen  October 1897 Stricken 1922

Guichen.

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Guichen at Calais.

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Guichen, 1898.

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Guichen. Photograph sent in by Jean Gillet.

Guichen. Sent in by