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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ARABE destroyers (1917)

Arabe 1917

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Algérien   Yokosuka K K, Japan 1917 5/1917 8/1917 stricken 1936
Annamite   Yokosuka K K, Japan 1917 6/1917 9/1917 stricken 1933
Arabe   Kure K K, Japan 1917 5/1917 8/1917 stricken 1936
Bambara   Kure K K, Japan 1917 7/1917 9/1917 stricken 1933
Hova   Sasebo K K, Japan 1917 5/1917 8/1917 stricken 1936
Kabyle   Sasebo K K, Japan 1917 5/1917 10/1917 stricken 1936
Marocain   Maizuru K K, Japan 1917 5/1917 9/1917 stricken 1935
Sakalave   Maizuru K K, Japan 3/1917 7/1917 10/1917 stricken 1936
Sénégalais   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 3/1917 5/1917 9/1917 stricken 1936
Somali   Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan 3/1917 7/1917 10/1917 stricken 1935
Tonkinois   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan 2/1917 9/6/1917 7/1917 stricken 1936
Touareg   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan 2/1917 5/8/1917 9/1917 stricken 1935

 

Displacement normal, t

685

Displacement full, t

750

Length, m

79.4 wl 83.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.33

Draught, m

2.39

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal 102 + oil 118

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 3 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki AA, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement 86

Ship project history: Built in 1917 in Japan under French order. Building was conducted by 6 different yards; the order was been fulfilled rapidly (average building time made 5 months). Practically sister-ships of Japanese Kaba class destroyers; represented the cheap ships with limited battle characteristics. The artillery has Japanese origin.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Tonkinois

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14