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French cruiser Dupleix (1900)
Dupleix
Career (France)
Name: Dupleix
Namesake: Joseph François Dupleix
Laid down: 1897
Launched: 28 April 1900
Commissioned: 1903
Decommissioned: 1905
Recommissioned: 1 November 1910
Struck: 27 September 1919
General characteristics
Class & type: Dupleix-class cruiser
Displacement: 7,700 tonnes (7,578 long tons)
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 17.87 m (58 ft 8 in)
Draught: 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 3 steam engines, 24 boilers
Complement: 580
Armament: • 8 × 164 mm (6.5 in) guns
• 4 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
• 2 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Dupleix was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy.

Built in Rochefort and launched on 28 April 1900, Dupleix joined the Atlantic naval division in 1903, was put in reserve in 1905, and recommissioned on 1 November 1910 to join the Asian division. She arrived in Hong Kong in April 1914, taking part in a number of operations in the China Seas and in the Indian Ocean. At the outbreak of World War I, she went back to Toulon on 18 December 1914 to join the Naval Army. On 19 May 1915, she came under command of the vice-admiral commanding the squadron of the Dardanelles, and took part in several missions. After refitting in Saint-Nazaire from April to October 1916, she joined the West Africa squadron. On the 17 April 1919, the Dupleix left Dakar for Brest where she was decommissioned.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, Tome II, 1870-2006, LV Jean-Michel Roche, Imp. Rezotel-Maury Millau, 2005


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