French battleship Jean Bart (1911)


French battleship Jean Bart (1911)

The "Jean Bart" was a battleship and the first dreadnought of the French Navy. She was named in honour of Jean Bart.

After her commissioning in 1913, she ferried President Raymond Poincaré to Russia.

After the outbreak of World War I, she was torpedoed by Austrian submarine "U12" near Otranto, on 21 September 1914. From 26 December 1914, she was under repair in Malta. In 1918, she served off Greece.

In April 1919, as she was in Sevastopol, her crew mutined, along with that of the "France". She returned to Toulon and 1920 and was used for training purposees for the École Navale from 1935. She was renamed "Océan" in 1936.

She was captured by the Germans on 27 November 1942, the day the French Fleet scuttled itself. At that time, she was totally obsolete and not seaworthy anymore. In 1946, she was scrapped.

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