Monday, 31 July 2017

French protected cruiser Davout partly rebuilt according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht dated 10 October 1903 reporting that as soon as her trials were completed the French cruiser Davout was to be added to the common reserve. Instead of the usual steam boilers was she fitted out with Niclausse-boilers. The resulting was a important change in her appearance. Fitted out with 3 funnel (2 with the same diameter, 1 smaller), with none military masts.(1)

1. Was a 2-funnelled and not a 3-funnelled cruiser, with original 2 military masts. Protected cruiser. Laid down at the Arsenal de Toulon, France in September 1887, launched in October 1889, completed in 1891 and stricken in 1910.