Monday, 10 July 2017

French armoured cruiser Sully to be built according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht which reported that the planned French armoured cruiser Sully was of a modified Montcalm-design. With a displacement of 10.000 tons were the dimensions 138 x 20,2 x 7 (medium) metres. Machinery consisted of 3 independent engines allowing a speed of 21 miles. Range with a speed of 10 miles was 10.000 nautical miles. The armament was to consist of 2-19,4cm guns in turrets, 8-16,37cn guns (4 in turrets, 4 in armoured casemates), 18-4,7cm guns, 6-3,7cm guns and 2 submerged torpedo launchers.(1)

1. Of the Gloire-class [of which the Montcalm was part of], which was an enlarged and improved Gueydon-class design. Laid down by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France on 24 May 1899, launched on 4 June 1901, completed in June 1904 and wrecked in Ha Long Bay, French Indochina on 7 February 1905.