Identification of French Cruisers

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gandolfi
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Identification of French Cruisers

Postby gandolfi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:54 pm

Hi,

I came across the original glass negative of this image that had received a nasty blow, sufficient enough that it is now only held together with sticky tape.

Before I go to the effort of rescuing (preserving and restoring) the photo, I wonder if anybody could assist in identifying the cruisers in the image.

With gratitude,

Steve G.

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gandolfi
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Re: Identification of French Cruisers

Postby gandolfi » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:52 pm

Still haven't figured out how to stick in an image. Here's a link -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/69559277@N04/16023424477/

Regards,

Steve G.

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Re: Identification of French Cruisers

Postby paulcadogan » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:56 pm

Hi Steve,

I'm definitely no expert on French pre-WW1 warships, but I do enjoy a photo ID challenge and I THINK I got this one!


First up, only one of those ships is a cruiser, the others are pre-dreadnought battleships (including the one with only the stern section visible which is the only one I have not ID'd).

With the help of Wikipedia lists of French battleships and cruisers respectively:

The armoured cruiser in the foreground looks to be the Pothuau and I believe the pre-dreads in the background are (from left to right) Iéna, Suffren and Jauréguiberry.

POTHAU
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_cruiser_Pothuau

IENA
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_bat ... _I%C3%A9na

SUFFREN
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Suffren

JAUREGUIBERRY
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_bat ... A9guiberry

Paul
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