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NO293 experimental torpedo boat (1904)


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Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N°293

Normand, Le Havre: N°293

1904: N°293

none

none

1910: N°293



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

94

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

39.5 wl

Breadth, m

4.12

Draught, m

1.25

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Parsons steam turbines, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.2000
Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement 


Standard scale images


similar <i>N°230</i> 1899
similar N°230 1899


Project history

Ordered on 29.10.1902 from Normand, the design was essentially a lengthened 278 with modified hull lines, intended to test Parsons turbines. Considerably more successful than the Rateau-engined 243, making a maximum of 27.3kts on trials, nevertheless 293 suffered from the high fuel consumption which was the major drawback of early turbine installations.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

She was stricken in 1910 but survived until 1916 as a tender to the engineering school at Brest.