Massena

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  Massena French pre dreadnaught  Battleship.  Photographs of the French 19th Century battleship Massena,  Massena was built at Ch de la Loire the 4th Ship in the series of Charles Martel, but with many differences  The Massena was not a successful battleship she was 900 tons overweight.. She was laid down in September 12892 and was launched in July 1895 commissioned into the French Navy in June 1898.  Similar in appearance to Charles Martel except the funnels were wider apart.  with a cellular layer between them.  She was hulked in 1915 and  later  she was towed from Toulon to cape Helles to form a breakwater for the January 1916 evacuation.

Displacement 11,735 tons, Speed: 17 Knots.  Crew 667  Armament  Two 12 inch / 40 cal. M1893  guns, Two 10.8 inch /45 calibre M1893  guns. and Eight 5.5 inch / 45 caliber guns  M1888. Eight 3.9 inch,  and twelve (increased later two 16) 3 pounder.  Eight 1 pounder     Two 18 inch torpedo Tubes (submerged.) did have two at AW but these were removed,.

Massena July 1895 Hulked 1915
 

Massena.

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Massena.

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Massena

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Massena.

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Massena

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Massena.

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Massena.

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Massena

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Massena. Photo supplied by Jean Gillet

Massena.  

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Massena

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Massena.

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Massena.  Sent in by Jean Gillet.

Massena.

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