zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

Cruisers Marius Bar en Kléber

Dupleix Marius Bar Frankrijk 1902
Foto 2: The French Dupleix-class cruiser Kléber in the U.S. before the First World War. Commissioned in 1903 she stranded off Gallipoli, Turkey, on 29-31 May 1915, but was refloated. On 7 July she then collided with a British cargo ship but was repaired. On 27 June 1917 she struck a mine laid by the German submarine U 61 off Brest, France, and sank with the loss of 42 crew.

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