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Enseigne Gabolde 1923 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Mécanicien Principal Lestin M86   Arsenal de Rochefort 11.1913 15.5.1915 1916 stricken 1935
Enseigne Roux M87   Arsenal de Rochefort 12.1913 13.7.1915 1916 stricken 1936
Enseigne Gabolde M88   Normand, Le Havre 6.1914 23.4.1921 1923 stricken 1938


Technical data


Data variantEnseigne Roux, Mécanicien Principal Lestin Enseigne Gabolde
Displacement standard, t --- 835
Displacement normal, t850
Displacement full, t1075 normal 950
Length, m

82.6

82.1 wl 83.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

8.21

Draught, m

3.00

3.12

No of shafts

2

2

Machinery

2 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Du Temple or Guyot boilers

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

17000

20000

Max speed, kts

30

31

Fuel, t

oil 175

oil 196

Endurance, nm(kts)1400(14) 1300(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 4 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

3 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 2 - 550 TT, 2 DCR (10), Pinocchio towed AS torpedo

Complement76 - 81 80


Standard scale images


<i>Enseigne Roux</i> 1918
Enseigne Roux 1918
<i>Enseigne Gabolde</i> 1923
Enseigne Gabolde 1923


Graphics


<i>Enseigne Gabolde</i> 1923 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Enseigne Gabolde 1923 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

All three ships ordered under 1913 programme. The first two of the trio were begun in 1913 and completed in 1916, the third ship was completed after the war to a modified plan (she was planned as an experimental ship). These ships were enlarged versions of the 800 tonners design fitted with tripod masts. Armament of Enseigne Roux class was the same as fitted on earlier ships and was augmented during the war with one 75mm AA gun, ten DC of Guiraud type and Pinocchio towed AS torpedo. On trials they reached 30-31kts.

Experimental destroyer Enseigne Gabolde was suspended on the slip after the outbreak of war. She was to be fitted with Parsons geared turbines for greater economy. Her building was resumed only shortly before the end of the war and finished in 1923 to a modified design taking into account the lessons of the war. During the war the ex-Argentine Opiniâtre and Téméraire were fitted with her 4 boilers. She carried 4 funnels (rear pair were shorter than those forward) and had a larger bridge; the forward guns were superimposed (which proved an unsatisfactory arrangement because of the ship's small size). She developed 26,000shp and reached over 33kts on trials.

Modernizations

1916 - 1918, both completed: + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 DCR (10), Pinocchio towed AS torpedo

Naval service

No significant events.

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