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AVERNE sea-going torpedo boats (1894)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Averne     F C de la Méditerranée, Graville 1893 23.12.1893 1894 sold 1920
Dauphin     F C de la Méditerranée, Graville 1893 23.2.1894 1894 sold 1913


Technical data


Displacement normal, t 
Displacement full, t131
Length, m

43.9 wl

Breadth, m

4.60

Draught, m

1.28

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

1750

Max speed, kts

23.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 1 - 380 TT (bow), 1 x 1 - 380 TT

Complement 


Project history

Ordered on 31.8.1892. Although this pair were the product of the same designer as Mousquetaire, they were inspired by Normand's Dragon of the modified Avant-Garde type. On trials they made 25.4kts, and generally were regarded as good steamers and seaboats but were plagued by their obsolescent and temperamental boilers. They kept their speed throughout their careers. They had 2 funnels.

Modernizations

1900, Averne: was reboilered.

Naval service

No significant events.