Leon Gambetta Class

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Leon Gambetta Class Armoured Cruisers.  Photographs and history of the French armoured cruiser class Leon Gambetta, including Leon Gambetta, Jules Ferry and Victor Hugo, all launched in the early 1900's.

Leon Gambetta 26th October 1901 Sunk on 27th April 1915 by torpedoes from U5. Only 137 crew survived.
Jules Ferry 23rd August 1903 Taken off active in 1927 and subsequently broken up.
Victor Hugo 30th March 1904 Escorted Jean Bart to Malta in 1916. Helped to move the Serbian army from Corfu to Bizerta. Taken off active in January 1928 and broken up in November 1930.

Leon Gambetta

Leon Gambetta entering the port of Brest.

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Leon Gambetta.

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Leon Gambetta

Thanks to Jean Gillet for the photograph.

Leon Gambetta

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Leon Gambetta.  Photograph published 1915.

Leon Gambetta at Brest c.1907.  

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Leon Gambetta at Brest.

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Leon Gambetta at St Nazaire.

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Leon Gambetta.

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Jules Ferry

Jules Ferry c.1912

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Jules Ferry c.1913

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Jules Ferry. 

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Jules Ferry c.1905

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Jules Ferry.Sent in by Marcus Taylor

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo.

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Victor Hugo.

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Victor Hugo.  Image supplied by Jean Gillet

Victor Hugo.

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Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo.

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Victor Hugo.

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Victor Hugo.

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