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NO26 torpedo boat (1878)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N°26

F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne: N°26

1878: N°26

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1901: N°26



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

44

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

34.2 wl

Breadth, m

3.64

Draught, m

0.77

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 3-cyl CR, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.320 - 500
Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement11


Project history

Ordered on 12.11.1877. The first French TB with a gun armament; originally fitted with a Claparède submerged tube that launched the torpedo by means of a steam-powered ram but this was replaced by a straight stem with a tube on each side fired by compressed air.

Modernizations

1880s: - 1 - 380 TT; + 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Naval service

Stricken in 1901 and sold in 1914.