Hoche

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  Hoche Turret Barbette Ship.  A "one Off" ship which combined Turret and barbette guns. The Hoche was originally designed as a sister ship to the Magenta.   The Hoche was built at Lorient and laid down in June 1881 and launched September 1886, and completed in 1890. she was given the nickname of "Grand Hotel" due to the towering superstructure.  The ship suffered from poor stability and in 1898  se went in for major alterations to the superstructure and also at the same time she was re boilered. with 16 belleville boilers and VTE engines.   the Hoche was finally sunk as a target  on the 25th November 1913.

Displacement: 10,820 tons.  Speed: 16,.5 knots. Crew 611  Armament: Two 13.4 inch/28 cal. M1881. two 10.8 inch/28 cal. 1881,  Eighteen 5.5 inch M1881. (this was latter altered to twelve QFC)  ten 3 pdr,  ten 1 pdr revolvers./ with another four 9 pdr later added.  The 15 inch torpedo tubes (AW) 

Hoche Sept. 1886 Used as target 25th November 1913
 

Hoche.

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Hoche.

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Hoche.

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Hoche.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PFB011

Hoche.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PFB192