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NO24 torpedo boats (1877 - 1880)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N° 24; 25

N° 33-36

N° 43-46

N° 50

F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne: N° 24, 25, 33-36, 43-46, 50

1877: N° 24, 25

1879: N° 33-36

1880: N° 43-46, 50

N° 45 (3/1885), N° 46 (4/1885)

none

1903-1908: N° 24, 25, 33-36, 43, 44, 50



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

32 - 35

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

26.0 wl

Breadth, m

3.60

Draught, m

0.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 3-cyl VCR, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

320 - 500

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

N° 24, 25, 33-36: 1 spar torpedo

N° 43-46, 50: 2 - 350 TT (bow)

Complement 


Project history

Ordered 16.7.1877, 18.11.1878 and 10.2.1879. Nos 24 and 25 were the first 27-metre boats completed, and on trials were considered particularly successful, making 18.03kts and 18.27kts respectively.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No 45 was lost in a storm in Mar 1885 and 46 foundered while under tow a month later. Designated second class TBs in 1883, the surviving boats were stricken between 1903 and 1908.