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SCARPE 1st class avisos (sloops) (1918)

Ancre 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ancre     Arsenal de Lorient 1917 4/1918 1918 stricken 1940
Scarpe     Arsenal de Lorient 1917 31/10/1917 1918 stricken 1938
Suippe     Arsenal de Brest 1917 4/1918 1918 captured by British 3/7/1940

  

Displacement normal, t

604

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

76.2

Breadth, m

8.68

Draught, m

3.27

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 143

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(11)

Armament

4 x 1 - 100/45 M1917, 1 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 2 DCT

Complement

107

Ship project history: Flush-decked turbine driven sloops, built under the 1917 programme. Scarpe had clipper bow, remaining two ships had straight stems.

Modernizations: 1930s, all: - 1 x 1 - 65/50; + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897

Naval service: Scarpe 3/5/1920 received damages in battle against Soviet floating battery Krasnaya Zarya off Ochakov and surrendered, but soon was returned to France. Ancre was paid off in 1940. Suippe was captured by British in July, 1940 at Falmouth; 4/4/1942 she was sunk there by German aircraft, later raised but never commissioned again.

Ancre

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14