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CHEVALIER sea-going torpedo boat (1894)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Chevalier     Normand, Le Havre 7.1891 15.6.1893 1894 stricken 10.1919


Technical data


Displacement normal, t 
Displacement full, t135
Length, m

43.8 wl

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

1.45

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

24.5

Fuel, t

coal 16

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement 


Project history

The undoubted 'star' of the three high-speed designs, Chevalier made 27.6kts on trials (at that time the world record) with remarkably little vibration. Furthermore, she was a good seaboat and well-built, and retained her speed longer than most of her contemporaries.

Modernizations

1904: boilers were replaced by 2 new du Temple.

Naval service

She served actively as a patrol craft throughout World War I.