This class of five armoured cruisers entered service in 1904 and are basically englarged and stronger versions of the preceding Gueydon class.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 2152

Basic damage control capacity: 82%


Displacement: 10200 tons

Length: 140 m

Width: 20 m

Draught: 7 m

Standard crew: 566


Maximum speed (undamaged): 21 knots

Endurance: 9339 km

Coal capacity: 1565 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 6

Hull armour: 2.3

Main belt armour: 9.6 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 1.8 (sloped at edges to provide additional belt level protection)

Best armour type: Harvey


2 x 194mm M1893-96, centrally controlled. Ammo: 400 rounds

8 x 162mm M1893-96, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1600 rounds

6 x 100mm M1891-93, centrally controlled. Ammo: 900 rounds

16 x 47mm Hotchkiss, locally controlled. Ammo: 3200 rounds

4 x 37mm Hotchkiss, locally controlled. Ammo: 800 rounds

3 x 45cm M12D Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 18 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Gloire
  • Marseillaise (unavailable, away in the Mediterranean)
  • Sully (†, wrecked in Indochina in 1905)
  • Condé (unavailable, away in the Mediterranean)
  • Amiral Aube (unavailable, away in the Mediterranean)