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Lansquenet 1900

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lansquenet     Oriolle, Nantes 1892 18.5.1893 1898 stricken 1900


Technical data


Displacement normal, t 
Displacement full, t197
Length, m

52.2 wl

Breadth, m

5.33

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Oriolle boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement 


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<i>Lansquenet </i>1900
Lansquenet 1900


Project history

Ordered some months after the high-speed designs, this experimental vessel was built by the boiler-designer Oriolle who had no experience of TB construction. This bizarre-looking vessel had three heavily-raked funnels, a ram bow surmounted by the TT mounting, and superstructure in the form of an armoured carapace; the hull and superstructure were built of steel. She made only 24kts on trials instead of the 26 promised by the builder, and the boilers were so disappointing that they had to be replaced after a few months' trials. Lansquenet was only accepted in 1898 (and for only 22kts) but trials continued and she was not put into service until 1900 - after 7 years of trials.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

She was involved in a collision almost immediately and laid up, but not sold until 1905.