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TONNANT barbette ship (1884)

Tonnant 1884

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Tonnant   Arsenal de Rochefort 1/1875 1880 1884 stricken 1903

 

Displacement normal, t

5010

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

73.8 pp 75.8 oa

Breadth, m

17.8

Draught, m

5.26 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

11.6

Fuel, t

coal 200

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

wrought iron; belt: 450 - 340, barbettes: 370, deck: 50

Armament

2 x 1 - 340/18 M1875, 8 x 5 - 37/20 M1885

Complement

175

Ship project history: A ship with a low freeboard hull built up by a superstructure which was turtle-backed forward. The barbettes were shallow rings with armoured ammunition tubes and thin tunnel-shaped shields to the guns. They were located fore and aft on the lower superstructure one deck above the hull proper. There was a military foremast and single funnel.

Ship protection: The belt was 450mm at the waterline amidships reducing to 340mm at the ends with a 50mm deck at the belt upper edge.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Tonnant 1890s

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014