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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FILIBUSTIER sea-going torpedo boats (1895-1896)

Aquilon 1896

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Filibustier   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre   27/12/1894 1895 collision 29/3/1898
Ariel   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre   9/5/1895 1895 sold 1923
Aquilon   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre   2/12/1895 1896 sold 1919

 

Displacement normal, t

123

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

42.0 wl

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

1.67

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 du Temple boilers

Aquilon: VTE, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

23.5

Fuel, t

coal 20

Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 1 - 380 TT (bow), 1 x 1 - 380 TT

Complement

 

Ship project history: Ordered in 1892 (Aquilon in 1893), Normand design. Posessed superb seakeeping qualities. Aquilon was ordered to test new Normand boilers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Filibustier was rammed by cruiser Friant during night exercises 29/3/1898.

Aquilon

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14