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WATTIGNIES torpedo cruisers (1892 - 1898)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Fleurus     Arsenal de Cherbourg 3/1891 18.3.1893 10/1898 stricken 1910
Wattignies     Arsenal de Rochefort 10/1889 9.4.1891 5/1892 stricken 1908


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1280

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

68.0 pp

Breadth, m

8.92

Draught, m

4.80 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wattignies: 2 HTE, 4 locomotive boilers

Fleurus: 2 HTE, 8 Niclausse boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

Wattignies: 18.5

Fleurus: 18

Fuel, t

coal 160

Endurance, nm(kts)2800(10)
Armour, mm

steel; deck: 40

Armament

5 x 1 - 100/26 M1881, 6 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 4 x 1 - 37/20 M1885, 4 - 350 TT (aw, beam)

Complement

Wattignies: 162

Fleurus: 173



Project history

Similar to the earlier Condor class except where indicated above. Fleurus should have been completed in 1894 but was delayed by defective boilers.

Ship protection

The curved armour deck was 40mm and there was a cofferdam above and splinter deck below over the machinery spaces.

Modernizations

1890s, both: - 4 - 350 TT

Naval service

No significant events.