The Jeanne d'Arc was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy. At the time, she was the largest and most powerful of the French cruisers.
In 1903, she ferried President Ãmile Loubet to Algeria. In 1912, she replaced the Dugay-Trouin as school ship of the Ãcole Navale, departing from the tradition of using ships of the line for this purpose.
During the First World War, she was mobilised in the Atlantic squadron, and later in the Mediterranean squadron, patrolling the Dardanelles, Suez canal, and off Syria and Anatolia.
In 1919, she was reinstated as school ship, sailing nine campaigns. She was eventually decommissioned in 1928, and struck in 1934.