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Fantassin 1911 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Chasseur M58   Normand, Le Havre 1907 20.2.1909 11.1909 stricken 10.1919
Janissaire M63   Penhoët, St-Nazaire 1908 12.4.1910 6.1911 stricken 10.1920
Fantassin M64   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1908 17.6.1909 6.1911 collision 5.6.1916
Cavalier M65   Normand, Le Havre 1908 9.5.1910 1.1911 damaged 17.8.1914, repaired as TS, stricken 12.1927


Technical data


Displacement normal, t 
Displacement full, t520
Length, m

Chasseur, Cavalier: 64.2 pp

Janissaire: 64.5 pp

Fantassin: 65.4 pp

Breadth, m

Chasseur: 6.54 wl

Janissaire, Cavalier: 6.60 wl

Fantassin: 6.65 wl

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Chasseur, Cavalier, Fantassin: 3 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Normand boilers

Janissaire: 3 Parsons steam turbines, 3 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

7200

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

Chasseur: coal 99

others: oil 135

Endurance, nm(kts)

Chasseur: 1400(10)

others: 1500(10)

Armament

6 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement77 - 79


Standard scale images


<i>Fantassin</i> 1911
Fantassin 1911
<i>nearly sister-ship Voltigeur</i> 1912
nearly sister-ship Voltigeur 1912


Graphics


<i>Fantassin</i> 1911 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Fantassin 1911 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

These ships had their boiler rooms placed before the engine room. They were the first ships in the French Navy to be fitted with oil-fired boilers (not Chasseur). On trials they proved successful exceeding their designed power by wide margins (8000-9000shp was reached) with speeds of 28.5kts-31kts. Their main drawback was that their turbines proved less sturdy than had been hoped.

Modernizations

1914, Cavalier: - 1 - 450 TT

Naval service

Fantassin was rammed by destroyer Mameluk at night 5.6.1916 in the Mediterranean and subsequently finished off by guns of Fauconneau. Earlier (17.8.1914) Fantassin collided with Cavalier in the Mediterranean; during repair Cavalier lost bow TT and later was used as school ship.

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