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CORSAIRE sea-going torpedo boat (1893)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Corsaire     A C de la Loire, Saint-Denis 1891 5.10.1892 1893 sold 1913


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

148

Displacement full, t

168

Length, m

50.5 wl

Breadth, m

4.46

Draught, m

1.66

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

25.5

Fuel, t

coal 21

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 x 1 - 380 TT (4)

Complement 


Project history

One of three designs for very fast TBs authorised in April 1891. The last TB built in the Paris area (at the old Claparède yard) was an unmitigated failure - her maximum trial speed was only 24.23kts, her manoeuvring and seakeeping abilities were very poor, and the enormous consumption of fuel made nonsense of her 'haute mer' designation. She was reclassified as a 'torpilleur de défense mobile' in 1897.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.