Saturday, 10 June 2017

Precaution taken for ammunition stores on board of French battleship Vérité according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 dated no.5

An item referred to the Army and Navy Journal reported that on board of the French battleship Vérité the ammunition stores for black gun powder and smokeless gun powder with care were separated. When the ship was to be docked the stores could be filled witt water. The stores were well ventilated and all electric equipment which could cause sparks were banned.(1)

1. Of the Liberté-class consisting of the Liberté, Démocratie, Justice and Vérité, preceded by the République-class and succeeded by the Danton-class. Laid down by Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France in April 1903, launched in 28 May 1907, commissioned in June 1908 and stricken and broken up in 1922.