French battleship France

French Battleship France

Ship Begin
Ship Begin Less

French battleship France

to get instant updates about 'French Battleship France' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
France was the last ship of the s, the first dreadnoughts built for the French Navy. She was completed just before World War I as part of the 1911 naval building programme. She spent the war in the Mediterranean, covering the Otranto Barrage in the Adriatic. France, accompanied by her sister ship , was sent to the Black Sea in 1919 to oppose the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. Her crew briefly mutinied in April 1919 from a combination of war-weariness, Communist sympathizers in the crew and difficult conditions. The mutiny and general lack of morale among her crew caused her to return to France later that month. Striking an uncharted rock off the French coast in 1922, she foundered four hours later.

Description

France was long overall. She had a beam of and at full load a draft of at the bow. She displaced at standard load and at full load. She proved to be rather wet in service as she was bow-heavy because of the superimposed turrets forward.

France had four propellers powered by four Parsons direct-drive steam turbines which were rated at . Twenty-four Belleville water-tube boilers provided steam for her turbines. These boilers were coal-burning with auxiliary oil sprayers. She carried up to of coal and of oil...
Read More

No feeds found

All
Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

Ship Begin
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Zid
Zid
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from