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PERTUISANE destroyers (1902-1903)

Escopette 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Pertuisane   Arsenal de Rochefort 6/1899 5/12/1900 9/1902 stricken 3/1923
Escopette   Arsenal de Rochefort 1/1900 20/12/1900 1/1903 stricken 4/1921
Flamberge   Arsenal de Rochefort 6/1899 28/10/1901 7/1903 stricken 10/1920
Rapière   Arsenal de Rochefort 1/1900 16/7/1901 5/1903 stricken 10/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

306

Displacement full, t

344

Length, m

56.0 wl 57.6 oa

Breadth, m

6.30

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

4800

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal ~80

Endurance, nm(kts) 2300(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 65/50 M1891, 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 x 1 - 380 TT

Complement 52

Ship project history: 300t type. This class was also called "Les Rochefortais". Ordered 8/6/1899 to Normand plans. Very similar to Fauconneau and Espingole except that their funnels were slightly raked.

Modernizations: 1908, all survived: mainmast was removed

1915, some survived: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 M1885 AA

1916, some survived: - 1 x 1 - 65/50; + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 DCT (6 - 12 DC)

1917, some survived: + 1 x 1 - 8/80

1918, some survived: - 1 DCT

Naval service: No significant events.

Rapière 1905

Flamberge

 

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