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Photographs and history of the French battleship Liberte.  The history of the Liberte, a Liberte class battleship of the French Navy, launched 19th April 1905 and lost after a huge explosion on board on the 25th September 1911.  We have photos of the ship before the explosion and photos of the wreckage, aftermath, and funerals relating to the explosion, in which 285 lives of both crew and rescuers were lost.

Liberte 19th April 1905 Sank after an explosion on board 25th September 1911.

Liberte. Photo sent in by Jean Gillet

Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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Liberte.

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On September 25th 1911, the French battleship Liberte was wrecked in Toulon Harbour after her ammunition magazine exploded, causing total destruction of the battleship, and causing 285 deaths of crew and rescuers. Postcards at the time reported 400 deaths.  

The explosion of the Liberte.

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The wreck of the Liberte.

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Shortly after the explosion of the Liberte.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The Republique with damage after being hit by debris from the Liberte explosion.

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The Republique after being hit by debris from the Liberte explosion

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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The wreck of the Liberte after she exploded in Toulon, 25th September 1911, 6 a.m.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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Funeral proceedings after the Liberte explosion.

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