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Dunois

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Dunois     Arsenal de Cherbourg 9.1896 6.10.1897 12.1898 stricken 1920
La Hire     Arsenal de Cherbourg 11.1897 3.11.1898 1899 TS 1914, stricken 10.1922


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

889

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

77.6 wl 78.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.43

Draught, m

3.10 mean 3.86 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 8 Normand-Sigaudy boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

21.7 - 22

Fuel, t

coal 137

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(10)
Armour, mmsteel; belt: 25, deck: 10, CT: 50
Armament

6 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885

Complement137


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<i>Dunois</i>
Dunois


Project history

Originally classified as torpedo avisos and later as destroyers but had no torpedoes! Original lightly armoured ships intended specially for actions against enemy torpedo boats.

Ship protection

There was 10mm lower deck. Belt protected only machinery.

Modernizations

1918, La Hire: - 6 x 1 - 65/50; + 2 x 1 - 100/45 M1917, DCs.

Naval service

La Hire served in 1914 and since 1917 at Toulon gunnery school.