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Courbet Class Central Battery Ships.  French Central Battery Ships of the Courbet Class of the late 1870's, early 1880's, comprising Courbet and Devastation..  The Courbet Class were the largest central battery ships ever built.  They resembled the Redoubtable although being over 1,000 tons heavier. The Courbet was original to be named Foudroyant.

La Classe de Courbet la Pile Centrale Expédie. Les Bateaux de Pile Centraux français de la Classe de Courbet des 1870 derniers, les 1880 premiers, comprenant Courbet et la Dévastation.. La Classe de Courbet était les plus grands bateaux de pile centraux jamais ont construit. Ils ont ressemblé au Redoutable bien que sont par-dessus 1.000 tonnes plus lourdes. Le Courbet était original être nommé Foudroyant.

Displacement: 10,450 tons,  speed: 15 Knots  Compliment: 689   

Armament:  COURBET:  Four 13.4-inch 21 calibre M1881, main guns, with Four  10.8 inch,  20 calibre Model 1875 guns, Six 5.5 inch Model 1881 guns and Twelve 1 Pdr  revolvers, and Five 14 inch Topedo Tubes,    

DEVASTATION:  Four 13.4-inch 18 calibre M1875, main guns, with Four  10.8 inch,  20 calibre Model 1870 guns, Six 5.5 inch Model 1870 guns and Eight 1 Pdr  revolvers, and Five 14 inch Topedo Tubes,

Courbet April 1882 Stricken 1910
Devastation April 1879 Scrapped 1922

Courbet

Courbet, 1886.

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Courbet, 1886.

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Courbet.

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Devastation, 1882.

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Devastation.

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Devastation.

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A gun crew on the Devastation in 1897. She was at this time flying the admiral's flag in the French Reserve Squadron in the Mediterranean.

Devastation at Brest.

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