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NO172 torpedo boats (1892 - 1895)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N°172-200

A C de la Loire, Nantes: N°172-176

F C de la Méditerranée, Granville: N°177-179, 188-191

Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône: N°180, 181

Normand, Le Havre: N°182-187

A C de la Gironde, Bordeaux: N°192-194

Cail, Paris: N°195-200

1892: N°172-181

1893: N°182-194

1894: N°195-198

1895: N°199, 200

none

none

1913-1914: N°172-200



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

78

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

N°172-191: 35.9 pp

N°192-200: 36.9 pp

Breadth, m

3.90

Draught, m

1.15

No of shafts

1

Machinery

N°172-176: 1 VTE, 2 Oriolle boilers

N°177-179, 188-191: 1 VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

N°180, 181: 1 VTE, 2 Dion-Bouton-Trépardoux boilers

N°182-185: 1 VTE, 1 Normand boiler

N°186, 187, 192-194: 1 VTE, 1 du Temple boiler

N°195-200: 1 VTE, 1 du Temple return-tube boiler

Power, h. p.1350
Max speed, kts

N°172-194: 22

N°195-200: 23

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 1 - 380 TT (bow), 1 x 1 - 380 TT

Complement22 - 23


Standard scale images


sister-boat <i>N°145 </i>1891
sister-boat N°145 1891


Project history

A further series of modified 126 type TBs with the same specification, except that Nos 192-200 were a metre longer to accommodate larger boilers. The machinery, constructed by the builders, was also more powerful - 1350ihp, although Nos 182-187 achieved 1700ihp on trials - for a designed speed of 22kts (23kts in Nos 195-200). The only difference in the armament was that the training TT was mounted amidships. Builders (and order dates) were as follows: Nos 172-176 were ordered 4.11.1891, 177-179 11.11.1891, 188-191 22.10.1892, 180 and 181 26.11.1891, 182-187 27.7.1892, 192-194 12.10.1892, 195-198 23.11.1892 and 199 and 200  14.6.1893. Their trials were protracted, especially for the last six which never reached the designed 23kts, but at all except 175, 181, 196 and 200 made22kts. On average the Normand boats were the fastest with 24kts or over, although 191 made 25.38kts.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Most were stricken just before World War I.