Vérité

 

Vérité

(E. L. D. 754 - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Vérité

(A. Bougault 419 - Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

 

Suffren

 

Suffren (on the right) and HMS Agamemnon (on the left) on February 25, 1915 during the final bombardment of the Seddülbahir and Kumkale forts. (L’Illustration)

Suffren

(E. L. D. 772 - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Suffren

(Clavel Editeur - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Suffren

(Giletta - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Suffren

(A. Bougault 502 - Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

 

Charlemagne

 

Deck of Charlemagne and her 139 mm guns during the final bombardment of the Seddülbahir and Kumkale forts on February 25, 1915.

(L’Illustration)

Charlemagne

(LL. - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

 

Gaulois

 

Gaulois under fire from Turkish forts on February 25, 1915. (L’Illustration)

Gaulois on a contemporary painting

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

Gaulois leaving Mudros Bay for the Dardanelles. The ship ahead at her left is Charlemagne.

(E. L. D. 40-me Série - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Gaulois

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

 

Bouvet

 

Bouvet on a painting made shortly after she entered the service

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

Bouvet

(E. L. D. 127 - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Bouvet

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

Bouvet sinking on March 18, 1915. Her position compared with the shoreline shows how fast it happened. The loss of this ship was not a result of hitting the mine – as almost all historians still believe – but of the Turkish artillery fire.

(L'Illustration)

The battery commander Capt. Hilmi and 2nd Lt. Fahri posing in front of a 240/35 gun from Fort Rumeli Mecidiye (Fort No. 13). Right after the battle of March 18, 1915 it was believed in Turkey that exactly this gun has sunk Bouvet.

(Harp Mecmuası)

An Ottoman propaganda postcard printed shortly after March 18, 1915 battle and saying that Bouvet was sunk by the Turkish costal battery.

(Amag 1009 - Piotr Nykiel's collection)

Exploding Bouvet on an contemporary German painting

(Andrzej Danilewicz's collection)

Probably the last picture of Bouvet’s officers. Sitting in the first row from the right are: Capt. Cosmao-Dumanoir, ship’s Second Commander Autric, Midshipman Comberousse (sitting on the deck), Bouvet’s Commander Capt. Rageot de la Touche, the last in the row – 1st Eng. Dumas.

(L'Illustration)

A handful of Bouvet’s “elders” who survived the ship’s disaster. Sitting in the first row are: Lt. Théverand and Lt. Quernel. Standing in the second row are: Midshipman Villier de la Noue, Midshipman Simon and Lt. Bécam.

(L'Illustration)

 

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