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VALLIANTE 2nd class avisos (ASW gunboats) (1917)

Valliante 1917

Conquérante 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Conquérante     Arsenal de Brest 1916 1917 1917 captured by British 3/7/1940
Valliante     Arsenal de Brest 1917 1917 1917 stricken 1932

  

Displacement normal, t

457

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

66.4

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1897, 2 DCT

Complement

54

Ship project history: Development of Friponne, differed by twice more powerful machinery and on 0.7m increased hull breadth.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Conquérante was captured by British 3/7/1940 at Falmouth and sunk there by German aircraft 14/4/1941.

Conquérante

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14