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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FRAMÉE destroyers (1900 - 1901)

Pique 1901

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Framée M4 A C de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire 1897 21/10/1899 1900 collision 11/8/1900
Yatagan M5 A C de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire 1897 20/7/1900 10/1900 collision 3/11/1916
Pique M6 F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1897 31/3/1900 5/1901 stricken 1/1921
Epée M7 F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1897 27/7/1900 7/1901 stricken 10/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

314

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

58.1

Breadth, m

6.30

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

4800 - 5200

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 79

Endurance, nm(kts)

2050(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 380 TT

Complement

48

Ship project history: These differed from the Durandal mainly in having four boilers and four funnels. The weights were also redistributed to give a higher centre of gravity, but this led to instability. Pique especially had too much topweight, and the mainmasts and aft control positions were removed from each ship. They had problems reaching their designed speed on trials.

Modernizations: 1908, all survived: mainmast was removed

1915, some survived: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885 AA

1916, some survived: - 1 x 1 - 65/50; + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 DCT (6 - 12 DC)

1917, some survived: + 1 x 1 - 8/80

1918, some survived: - 1 DCT

Naval service: Framée was rammed and sunk by battleship Brennus 11/8/1900 off Cape St. Vincent. Yatagan sank 3/11/1916 after collision with British s/s Teviot off Dieppe.

Ivan Gogin, 2014