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NO 5 torpedo boats (1876)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

N° 5, 6

Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK: N° 5, 6

1876: N° 5, 6

none

none

1887: N° 5

1888: N° 6



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

12

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

20.4

Breadth, m

2.59

Draught, m

1.02

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 CR, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.220
Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 spar torpedoes

Complement8


Project history

These were the most successful of the French trial boats, and were typical Thornycroft products.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

By the 1880s they were being used for instruction. No.6 was stricken in May 1888 but was renamed Lupin and employed on Rochefort's underwater defences until 1890.