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PLUVIER patrol tugs (1918)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Canard   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 stricken 1919, minesweeper 1939, scuttled 13/11/1942
Colombe   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 stricken 1922
Coq   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 stricken 1919, minesweeper 1939 - 1945
Faisan   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 captured by British 3/7/1940, returned 1945, discarded 1945
Gelinotte   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 stricken 1951
Heron II   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 scuttled 27/11/1942
Paon   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 captured by Germans 11/1942 (M7601)
Pigeon   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 minesweeper 1939, scuttled 9/11/1942
Pingouin II   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 captured by British 3/7/1940, returned 1945, discarded 1949
Pintade   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 captured by British 3/7/1940, returned 1945, discarded 1945
Pluvier   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 stricken 1920
Perdreau II   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 collision 14/8/1918
Ramier   A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire     1918 captured by British 3/7/1940, returned 1945, discarded 1949
Tourterelle   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 scuttled 9/11/1942, returned 1945, condemned 1956
Vanneau II   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1918 stricken 1920

  

Displacement normal, t

680 - 780

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

 

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE

Power, h. p.

750

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

 

Complement

 

Ship project history: Tugs used as patrols.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Perdreau II was rammed and sunk 14/8/1918 by Italian s/s Salvatore off Dakar. Pingouin II, Pintade, Faisan and Ramier were captured by British 3/7/1940 and returned after war. Tourterelle was scuttled at Oran 9/11/1942, raised by Germans in 1943, returned in 1945. Heron II was scuttled 27/11/1942 at Toulon, raised in 1946 and discarded in 1949. Paon was captured by Germans in November 1942 at Toulon and served under German flag as minesweeper M7601, she was sunk by internal explosion 2/10/1944 at La Spezia.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14