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FORBAN sea-going torpedo boat (1896)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Forban     Normand, Le Havre 4.1893 25.7.1895 1896 stricken 1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t121
Displacement full, t150
Length, m

44.0 wl

Breadth, m

4.64

Draught, m

1.35

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

3260

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal 18

Endurance, nm(kts)1300(8)
Armament

2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement29


Project history

Ordered on 23.2.1893, Forban was an improved Filibustier with similar but more powerful engines. She made the spectacular speed of 31.03ktsoh trials, the first vessel in the world to pass 30kts. Forban was also a good seaboat and an economical steamer, and naturally caused great interest at the time.

Modernizations

1907: - 2 x 1 - 350 TT; + 2 x 1 - 380 TT

Naval service

No significant events.