|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Ouragan||A C de la Loire, Nantes||1886||12.3.1887||1889||sold 1903|
|Alarme||A C de la Loire, Nantes||1888||1.6.1889||1889||sold 1906|
|Téméraire||A C de la Loire, Nantes||1888||1.5.1889||1889||sold 1911|
|Aventurier||A C de la Loire, Nantes||1888||13.4.1889||1889||sold 1910|
|Défi||A C de la Loire, Nantes||1888||29.6.1889||1889||sold 1911|
|Displacement normal, t|
|Displacement full, t||177|
|No of shafts||
1 VQE, 2 locomotive boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
Ouragan: 2 x 5 - 37/20 M1885, 4 x 1 - 350 TT
others: 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 4 x 1 - 350 TT
29 - 32
Ouragan was laid down as a private speculation and bought on 6.9.1886, the remainder being ordered on 19.12.1888 in response to a petition from the builders. The novel quadruple expansion engine was designed for 1600ihp (1700ihp in Ouragan), and a speed of 25kts was promised. This speed was never approached, 19.21kts being the best on trials, although the later four did slightly better. The trials period was extended over nearly 2 years during which the original boilers were replaced and the hulls were strengthened (designed displacement was 104/112t). They were completed with a light 3-masted schooner rig (the mainmast was removed by order of June 1899) and the last 3 were again reboilered in 1897-9.
Ouragan originally had 2-37mm revolvers; the TT were mounted singly on each side abreast the CT and aft. Since they were unstable and poor seaboats their armament and radius of 2000nm at lOkts were their best features.
1897-1899, Téméraire, Aventurier, Défi: were reboilered.
No significant events.