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HIPPOPOTAME class patrol tugs (1917-1919)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hippopotame   Penhoët, St-Nazaire     1918 stricken 1952
Mammouth   Ch de Normandie, Rouen     1917 captured by British 3/7/1940
Mastodonte   Ch de Normandie, Rouen     1919 captured by British 3/7/1940
Rhinocéros   Penhoët, St-Nazaire     1918 captured by Germans 8/12/1942

  

Displacement normal, t

970

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

 

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 D`Allest boiles

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/35 M1897

Complement

 

Ship project history: Patrol tugs.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Mammouth and Mastodonte were captured by British 3/7/1940, returned in 1945 and used as tugs. Rhinocéros was captured by Germans 8/12/1942 at Bizerta and bombed by Allied aircraft 25/3/1943 at Sousse.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14