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HIPPOPOTAME patrol vessels (1917 - 1919)


Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

970

Displacement full, t 
Length, m 
Breadth, m 
Draught, m 
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 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.