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

Diligente 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bouffonne   Arsenal de Lorient 1915 1916 1917 stricken 1925
Chiffonne   Arsenal de Lorient 1916 1917 1918 to Rumania 1920 (Locotenant 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 Rumania 1920 (Capitan Dumitrescu C.)
Friponne   Arsenal de Lorient 1916 1916 1917 to Rumania 1920 (Locotenant-Comandor Stihi Eugen)
Mignonne   Arsenal de Brest 1916 1917 1918 to Rumania 1920 (Sublocotenant Ghigulescu)
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

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