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1 Richelieu (1939) - BU 1964. 277
2 Richelieu class 35,000 tons standard, 43,293-46,500 tons standard, 47,548-49,850 tons deep load. 190
3 Dunkerque class 26,500 tons standard, 30,750-31,400 tons normal, 35,500 tons deep load. Gardiner, Robert (ed), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, pub Conways, 1980, ISBN 0-84177-146-7</ref> 169
4 Dunkerque (1935) - damaged at Mers-el-Kébir 1940, underwent temporary repairs enabling her to returned to Toulon in February 1942, scuttled November 1942, refloated 1945, sold for BU 1958. 159
5 Strasbourg (1936) - scuttled November 1942, refloated 1943, sunk 1944, refloated 1945, used as experimental hulk, sold for BU 1955. 127
6 Bretagne (1913) - sunk at Mers-el-Kébir 3 July 1940, salvaged 1952 and BU. 119
7 Bretagne class 25,000 full load. 109
8 Friedland (1873) 8,850 tons - stricken 1902. 108
9 Paris (1912) - training ship 1939, taken over by Royal Navy 3 July 1940, transferred to Free French and used as accommodation ship, towed to Brest August 1944, used as a pontoon from 1950, sold for BU December 1955, BU 1956 106
10 Rochambeau (1865) ex-USS Dunderberg 7,800 tons, purchased 1867 - stricken 1872. 105
11 Brennus (1891) 11,190 tons, the first large ship with Belleville boilers, - BU 1922. 93
12 Courbet (1911) - training ship 1939, taken over by Royal Navy 3 July 1940, transferred to Free French and used as AA guardship, scuttled on 9 June 1944 as part of a Mulberry harbour during the Normandy landings. 92
13 Normandie class 25,230 full load (all except Béarn were cancelled and scrapped after launching). 85
14 Bouvet (1896) 12,007 tons - mined 1915. 82
15 Provence (1913) - sunk at Mers-el-Kébir 3 July 1940, refloated, and repaired at Toulon, scuttled November 1942, refloated 1943, scuttled 1944, refloated and BU 1949. 79
16 Alsace class (not begun) 77
17 Jean Bart (1911) - renamed Océan 1936, disarmed for use as a training ship 1938, used for explosives trials by the Germans and sank 1944, sold for BU 1945, broken up (BU) 1946-47. 72
18 Lorraine (1913) - interned by the British at Alexandria June 1940 - May 1943, then used by Free French, used as training ship 1945-1953, stricken February 1953, BU 1954. 71
19 Courbet class 22,189 tons normal, 25,000-26,000 tons full load. 67
20 Suffren (1899) 12,527 tons - torpedoed 1916. 66
21 Lyon class 29,000 tons full load, planned under 1912 programme, it was intended to place orders with builders in January–April 1915. 62
22 Danton (1909) - torpedoed 1917 in Tyrrhenian Sea. 55
23 France (1912) - wrecked 1922. 51
24 Charlemagne class 11,100 tons. 42
25 Henri IV (1899) 8,807 tons - stricken 1921. 41
26 Triomphante (1877) - sold 1903. 40
27 Victorieuse (1875) - hulked 1900. 36
28 Carnot (1894) 11,954 tons - stricken 1922. 35
29 Colbert (1875) - stricken 1900. 32
30 Gaulois (1896) - torpedoed 1916. 31
31 Alma class 3,513-3,828 tons. 30
32 Charles Martel class 10,600-10,650 tons, slightly enlarged Marceaus. Brassey, Lord, The Naval Annual 1886, pub Griffin, 1886.</ref> 28
33 Charles Martel 11,693 tons - stricken 1922. 23
34 Belliqueuse (1865) 3,717 tons - expended as a target 1886. 23
35 Reine Blanche (1868) - stricken 1886. 22
36 Colbert class 8,750 tons. 22
37 Amiral Baudin class 11,720 tons, the first French sea-going battleships without any sail power. Hovgaard, William, Modern History of Warships, originally published 1920, pub Conway, 1978, ISBN 0-85177-040-1</ref> 21
38 Marceau class 10,558-10,810 tons. 21
39 Marceau (1887) - BU 1922. 20
40 Condorcet (1909) - deleted 1931, scuttled 1942, refloated 1944, sold for BU 1945. 19
41 Diderot (1909) - condemned 1936, BU 1937. 19
42 Marengo (1869) - sold 1896. 18
43 Bayard (1880) - hulked 1899. 17
44 Armide (1867) - stricken 1887. 16
45 Atalante (1868) - stricken 1887. 16
46 Formidable (1885) - stricken 1911. 16
47 Patrie (1903) - stricken 1928. 14
48 Charlemagne (1895) - stricken 1920. 13
49 Vergniaud (1910) - deleted 1921, used as target for experiments until 1926, BU 1928. 13
50 Jeanne d'Arc (1867) - stricken 1883. 12
51 Richelieu (1873) 8,984 tons - sold 1901, sank in the Bay of Biscay after sale. 11
52 Suffren (1870) - stricken 1897. 11
53 Mirabeau (1909) - target 1921-22, BU 1928. 10
54 Montcalm (1868) ex-Indienne - stricken 1891. 10
55 St Louis (1896) - BU 1933. 9
56 Magenta (1890) - stricken 1910. 9
57 Magenta class 6,715 tons. 9
58 Magenta (1861) - sank after internal explosion 1875. 8
59 Courbet (1882) ex-Foudroyant - stricken 1910. 8
60 Trident (1876) - hulked 1904. 7
61 Amiral Baudin (1883) - hulked 1909. 7
62 Bouvines class turret ships 6,681 tons. 6
63 Justice (1904) - stricken 1922. 6
64 Neptune (1887) - stricken 1913. 6
65 Hoche (1886) 10,820 tons, turrets & barbettes - target 1913. 6
66 Lave (1855) - stricken 1871. 5
67 Alma (1867) - hulked 1886. 5
68 Dévastation (1855) - stricken 1871. < 5
69 Dévastation (1879) - BU 1922. < 5
70 Foudroyante (1855) - stricken 1871. < 5
71 Duguesclin (1883) - stricken 1904. < 5
72 Liberté (1905) - sank after explosion 1911. < 5
73 Liberté class 14,489-14,860 tons. < 5
74 Solférino (1861) - stricken 1882. < 5
75 La Galissonnière 4,585-4,645 tons. < 5
76 Vauban class 6,112 tons. Improved Bayards. < 5
77 La Galissonnière (1872) - stricken 1894. < 5
78 Thétis (1867) - stricken 1895. < 5
79 Gloire (1859) - world's first ocean-going ironclad, stricken 1879. < 5
80 Redoutable (1876) 9,224 tons, first warship in the world to use steel as the principal building material - stricken 1910. < 5
81 République class 14,605-14,900 tons. < 5
82 Invincible (1861) - stricken 1872. < 5
83 Jauréguiberry (1893) 11,637 tons - BU 1934. < 5
84 Turenne (1879) - stricken 1901. < 5
85 Jean Bart (1940) - BU 1970. < 5
86 Iéna (1898) 11,860 tons - sank after explosion 1907. < 5
87 République (1902) - stricken 1921. < 5
88 Vérité (1907) - stricken 1922. < 5
89 Vauban (1882) - stricken 1905. < 5
90 Normandie (1860) - stricken 1871. < 5
91 Masséna (1895) 11,735 tons - hulked, then scuttled as a breakwater at Cape Helles 1915. < 5
92 Amiral Duperré (1879) 11,030 tons. Though this ship was designed for sail as well as steam power, her sails were removed before completion. - stricken 1909. < 5
93 Tonnante (1855) - stricken 1871. < 5
94 Danton class ("semi-Dreadnoughts") 18,318 tons normal, 19,763 tons full load. Gardiner, Robert (ed), Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921, pub Conways, 1985, ISBN 0-85177-245-5</ref> < 5
95 Béarn (1920) converted to aircraft carrier 1923-27 - BU 1967. < 5
96 Océan class 7,580/7,775 tons. < 5
97 Voltaire (1909) - condemned 1935, BU 1939. < 5
98 Couronne (1861) 5,983 tons - hulked 1910. < 5
99 Océan (1868) - stricken 1894. < 5
100 Démocratie - stricken 1921. < 5
101 Bayard class 5,915-6,260 tons. Smaller versions of Amiral Dupperré, with full sail power. < 5

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