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NO294 experimental torpedo boat (1904)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate

N°294

    A C de la Gironde, Bordeaux / Bréguet 1903 1904 1904 stricken 1910


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

100

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

38.5 wl

Breadth, m

3.95

Draught, m

1.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Bréguet-Laval steam turbines, 2 du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.1800
Max speed, kts

24

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 11.3.1903 from Bréguet (hull subcontracted to Chantiers de la Gironde), to test the only other French turbine design available. No 294 proved to be not only slower than 293 (achieving a trial speed of 25.14kts) but without a cruising turbine was also less economical.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

She was stricken in 1910, but survived at the engineering school at Brest until 1914.