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Furieux

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Furieux     Arsenal de Cherbourg 4/1878 7/1883 2/1887 stricken 1913


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

5925

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

72.5 pp 75.9 oa

Breadth, m

17.8

Draught, m

7.09 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VC, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

4600

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 285

Endurance, nm(kts)1500(10)
Armour, mm

steel; belt: 450 - 330, barbettes: 450, tubes: 300, deck: 90

Armament

2 x 1 - 340/21 M1875, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 10 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 350 TT (beam, aw)

Complement

235



Standard scale images


<i>Furieux</i> 1887
Furieux 1887


Graphics


<i> Furieux</i>
Furieux
<i> Furieux </i>after refit
Furieux after refit


Ship project history


Somewhat similar to the Tonnant but with the hull extending one deck above the armour belt. The stem curved upwards and inwards and the hull forward was described as whale-backed. The one military mast was located abaft the funnel.

Ship protection


The was 450mm at the waterline amidships, reducing to 330mm forward and 350mm aft, whilst the armour deck at the belt upper edge is given as 90mm max. The barbettes, located fore and aft, were shallow, with ammunition tubes and 15mm tunnel shields.

Modernizations


1902-1904: machinery was replaced by 2 VTE and 8 Belleville boilers (5145hp, 14.3kts), displacement decreased to 5683t (max draught was 6.94m), there were two funnels, light pole foremast and a heavier mainmast; - 2 x 1 - 340/21; + 2 x 1 - 240/40 M1893-96, 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885.

Naval service


The Furieux was eventually used as a submarine depot ship.