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NO130 torpedo boats (1890 - 1892)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N°130-144

Normand, Le Havre: N°130-135

A C de la Loire, Nantes: N°136-138

Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône: N°139-141

A C de la Gironde, Bordeaux: N°142-144

1890-1892: N°130-144

N°133 (11/1897)

none

1910: N°130-132, 134, 136-144

1921: N°135



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

52

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

34.0 pp

Breadth, m

3.50

Draught, m

0.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 du Temple boiler

Power, h. p.720
Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 1 x 1 - 380 TT, 1 spar torpedo

Complement18


Standard scale images


<i>N°130 </i>1890
N°130 1890


Project history

Ordered on 23.1.1889 (Nos 130-135), and on 13.2.1889 (Nos 136-144). These Normand-designed boats were the first French TBs with watertube boilers and also adopted triple expansion machinery. They were economical steamers and good seaboats, but the accommodation was cramped. Furthermore, the boilers gave some trouble in the early stages, and they were nor considered an advance on the 126 type. The TT was on a pivot mounting aft, and the spar torpedo was replaced in 1900 with a second trainable TT forward.

Modernizations

1900, all survived: - 1 spar torpedo; + 1 x 1 - 380 TT

Naval service

They were reduced to auxiliary roles and disposed of around 1910, except 133 (lost November 1897), and 135 (tender to torpedo school until 1921).