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List of battleships of France

For ships of the 1399-1858 period, see List of ships of the line of France.

This is a list of French battleships of the period 1859–1970. Note that the dates given are the ships' launch date.

The French Navy pursued three main lines of development with these ships:

Sea-going battleships

Broadside ironclads

Stationnaire broadside ironclads

Central battery ships with barbettes

Stationnaire central battery ships with barbettes

Barbette ships

Stationnaire barbette ships

A painting of a Vauban class battleship

Turret ships

Liberté

Experimental turret ships

Dreadnoughts

Jean Bart in 1918

Fast battleships

Coastal defence ships

Broadside ironclad floating batteries for coastal service

Armoured Rams

Cerbère and Bélier

Breastwork Monitors

Barbette Ships

Later Coast Defence Ships

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ropp, Theodore, The Development of a Modern Navy, French Naval Policy 1871–1904, pub US Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-141-2
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw Chesnau, Roger and Kolesnik, Eugene (Ed.) Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860–1905. Conway Maritime Press, 1979. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4
  3. ^ a b Brassey, Lord, The Naval Annual 1890, pub Griffin, 1890.
  4. ^ a b Hovgaard, William, Modern History of Warships, originally published 1920, pub Conway, 1978, ISBN 0-85177-040-1
  5. ^ Brassey, Lord, The Naval Annual 1886, pub Griffin, 1886.
  6. ^ a b Page 86, Brassey, Lord, The Naval Annual 1886,
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Gardiner, Robert (ed), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921, pub Conways, 1985, ISBN 0-85177-245-5
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Gardiner, Robert (ed), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946, pub Conways, 1980, ISBN 978-0-85177-146-5
  9. ^ Jordan, John; Dumas, Robert (2009). French battleships 1922-1956. Seaforth Punblishing. p. 180. ISBN 978-1-84832-034-5. 
  10. ^ Brassey, Lord, The Naval Annual 1887, pub Griffin, 1887.

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