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LÉVRIER torpedo gunboats (1891)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Léger     Arsenal de Lorient 2/1890 4.8.1891 12/1891 stricken 1910
Lévrier     Arsenal de Lorient 2/1890 2.4.1891 12/1891 stricken 1910


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

503

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

63.0

Breadth, m

6.96

Draught, m

3.20 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 6 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

18.7

Fuel, t

coal 127

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 3 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

89



Project history

This class had a single large funnel and two masts. The stem was straight and there was a forecastle continued by the upperworks to 9m from the stern, with the hull sides curved as in the previous class. The 65mm was forward, the 47mm aft and sponsoned on either beam, and the TT were forward and aft of the funnel.

Modernizations

1890s, both: - 1 - 450 TT (bow)

Naval service

No significant events.