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BRANLEBAS destroyers (1908 - 1910)


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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Glaive M42   Arsenal de Rochefort 5.1905 10.9.1908 9.1910 stricken 2.1932
Poignard M43   Arsenal de Rochefort 5.1905 3.7.1909 11.1910 stricken 5.1926
Sabretache M47   Brasse et Fouché, Prairie-au-Duc 6.1906 5.2.1908 9.1908 stricken 5.1920
Oriflamme M48   Brasse et Fouché, Prairie-au-Duc 6.1906 4.4.1908 9.1908 stricken 5.1921
Étendard M49   Dyle et Bacalan, Bordeaux 12.1905 20.3.1908 2.1909 sunk 25.4.1917
Fanion M50   Dyle et Bacalan, Bordeaux 12.1905 4.5.1908 2.1909 stricken 5.1921
Sape M51   A C de la Loire et Penhoët, St-Nazaire 11.1905 23.9.1907 11.1908 stricken 5.1926
Gabion M52   A C de la Loire et Penhoët, St-Nazaire 11.1905 21.12.1907 11.1908 stricken 5.1921
Branlebas M53   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 11.1905 8.10.1907 7.1908 sunk 30.9.1915
Fanfare M54   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 11.1905 19.12.1907 9.1908 stricken 9.1925


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

339

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

57.9 wl

Breadth, m

6.58

Draught, m

2.37

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Normand or Du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

6800

Max speed, kts

27.5

Fuel, t

coal 79

Endurance, nm(kts)2100(10)
Armour, mmbelt: 20
Armament

1 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 6 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement60


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<i>Sabretache</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Sabretache Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

This was a slightly improved version of the preceding Claymore class. Because of the weight and a desire to limit the boiler pressure, the official speed was reduced by 0.5kt. The vessels had splinter protection over their boilers and machinery, and a large navigating bridge. They were the last development of the 300 tonnes contre-torpilleur, and were laid down 1905/6.

Ship protection

machinery spaces had 20mm splinter protection

Modernizations

1908, all: mainmast was removed

1915, some survived: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885 AA

1916, some survived: - 1 x 1 - 65/50; + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 DCT (6 - 12 DC)

1917, some survived: + 1 x 1 - 8.80

1918, some survived: - 1 DCT

Naval service

Branlebas was sunk by German mine 30.9.1915 off Nieuport, Étendard was sunk by German torpedo boat A39 25.4.1917 in the North Sea.





Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.