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Capitaine Cuny

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

Balny

Déroulède

Doudart de la Grée

Edmond Fontaine

Bouet Willaumez

Dehorter

Capitaine Cuny

Capitaine Mehl

Challier

A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre: Balny, Déroulède, Doudart de la Grée

Claparède, Rouen: Edmond Fontaine, Bouet Willaumez, Dehorter

A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire: Capitaine Cuny, Capitaine Mehl, Challier

1886: Balny, Déroulède, Doudart de la Grée, Edmond Fontaine, Bouet Willaumez, Dehorter, Capitaine Cuny, Capitaine Mehl, Challier

Bouet Willaumez (1.9.1900)

none

1903: Edmond Fontaine

1904: Dehorter

1906: Doudart de la Grée, Challier

1907: Déroulède

1910: Capitaine Mehl

1912: Capitaine Cuny

1913: Balny



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

58

Displacement full, t65
Length, m

40.7 wl

Breadth, m

3.33

Draught, m

1.15

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 CR, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

580

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 12

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 - 350 TT (bow)

Complement

22



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<i>Capitaine Cuny</i>
Capitaine Cuny


Project history

The Normand boats were ordered on 9.8.1884, the Claparède and Loire vessels on 23.2.1885. Designed by Normand on the basis of the TB Poti they had built for Russia, the plans were reluctantly released to the other builders on the orders of the Ministry of the Marine. At service displacement the Normand boats could reach 19kts and the Loire boats about 18.7kts, but the Claparède vessels could only manage 18.25kts. Experience proved that they were too small for fleet duties and in January 1890 they were assigned to the 'defense mobile'.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Bouet Willaumez wrecked 1.9.1900.