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COUREUR sea-going torpedo boats (1888 - 1892)


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

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Coureur   255 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 1887 13.6.1888 1888 sold 1912
Véloce     F C de la Méditerranée, Graville 1890 4.11.1891 1892 sold 1910
Grondeur     F C de la Méditerranée, Graville 1890 13.2.1892 1892 stricken 11.1925


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Coureur: 101

others: 117

Displacement full, t

Coureur: 125

others: 131

Length, m

Coureur: 44.9 wl

others: 45.1 wl

Breadth, m

Coureur: 4.34

others: 4.42

Draught, m

Coureur: 1.35

others: 1.39

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Coureur: 2 VCR, 2 Thornycroft boilers

others: 2 VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

Coureur: 1500

others: 1750

Max speed, kts

23.5

Fuel, t

Coureur: coal 8

others: coal 14

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 - 350 TT (bow)

Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>Véloce</i> 1892
Véloce 1892


Graphics


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


Project history

Courier was really test ship for Thornycroft watertube boiler, she was ordered in 1887. Her steel hull appeared too fragile in service. She had two rudders, one ahead and one aft of the propeller and reached 23.62kts on trials. Courier was designed with 3-masted schooner rig but served only with one mast. Other pair was ordered in 1890 under basically the same design but with heavier scantlings.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.



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