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FRIPONNE 2nd class avisos (ASW gunboats) (1917-1918)

Diligente 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bouffonne     Arsenal de Lorient 1915 1916 1917 stricken 1925
Chiffonne     Arsenal de Lorient 1916 1917 1918 to Romania 1920 (Locotenent Lepri Remus)
Diligente     Arsenal de Brest 1915 1916 1918 captured by British 3/7/1940
Engageante     Arsenal de Brest 1916 17/12/1916 1918 FNFL 11/1942, stricken 1944
Impatiente     Arsenal de Brest 1916 1916 1917 to Romania 1920 (Căpitan Dumitrescu Constantin)
Friponne     Arsenal de Lorient 1916 1916 1917 to Romania 1920 (Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen)
Mignonne     Arsenal de Brest 1916 1917 1918 to Romania 1920 (Sublocotenent Ghiculescu Ion)
Surveillante     Arsenal de Brest 1915 1917 1918 stricken 1938

  

Displacement normal, t

315

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

66.4

Breadth, m

7.01

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1897, 2 DCT

Complement

54

Ship project history: Differed from each other a little; Diligente, Conquérante and Valliante had straight stem, remaining ships had clipper bow.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Diligente was captured by British 3/7/1940 at Portsmouth and returned after war. Engageante came over to the side of Allies in November, 1942 and was paid off in 1944.

Engageante

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14