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List of cruisers of France

French armoured cruiser Jules Michelet, carrying the Governor-General of French Indochina, mooring in the harbor of Tanjung Priok, Batavia, April 1929
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(Marine Nationale)
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Cruisers

  • Circé (1860)
  • Cosmao class
    • Cosmao (1861)
    • Dupleix (1861)
  • Armorique (1862)
  • Talisman (1862)
  • Linois (1867)
  • Châteaurenault (1868)
  • Flore (1869)
  • Hirondelle (1869)
  • Duguay-Trouin (1873)
  • Duquesne – struck 1901
  • Tourville – struck 1901
  • Lapérouse class
    • Lapérouse (1877) – wrecked 1898
    • D'Estaing (1879)
    • Nielly (1880)
    • Primauguet (1882)
  • Villars class
    • Villars (1879)
    • Forfait (1879)
    • Magon (1880)
    • Roland (1882)
  • Iphigénie (1881) - struck 1901
  • Naïade (1881)
  • Aréthuse (1882)
  • Dubourdieu (1884)
  • Milan (1884)
  • Belliqueuse (1865)

Armoured cruisers

Gloire-class cruiser seen from the Russian yacht Standart, circa 1912-13
Waldeck-Rousseau

Protected cruisers and light cruisers

  • Sfax (1884) – struck 1906
  • Tage (1886) – struck 1910
  • Amiral Cécille (1888) – scrapped 1919
The 1888 French cruiser Amiral Cécille.
  • Davout (1889) – struck 1910
  • Suchet (1893) – struck 1906
  • Forbin class
    • Forbin (1888) – scrapped 1921
    • Coetlogon (1888) – struck 1906
    • Surcouf (1888) – struck 1921
  • Troude class
    • Troude (1888) – struck 1908
    • Cosmao (1889)
    • Lalande (1889)
  • Linois class
    • Linois (1894)
    • Galilée (1896)
    • Lavoisier (1897) – struck 1920
  • Chateaurenault (1898) – sunk 1917
  • Alger class
    • Alger (1889) – hulked 1911
    • Jean Bart (1889) – sunk 1907
    • Isly (1891) – struck 1914
  • Friant class
    • Friant (1893) – struck 1920
    • Chasseloup Laubat (1893)
    • Bugeaud (1893) – struck 1907
  • Descartes class
    • Descartes (1894) – struck 1920
    • Pascal (1895)
  • D'Assas class
    • D'Assas (1896)
    • Du Chayla (1895)
    • Cassard (1896) – struck 1924
Catinat, protected cruiser, 1896-1911

Heavy cruisers

Helicopter cruisers