NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
FRANCE
ESCORTS
ALDÉBARAN 1st class avisos (escort sloops) (1916 - 1917)


Photo



Cassiopée 1917 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aldébaran   541 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, UK 1916 19.5.1916 7.1916 stricken 1934
Algol   542 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, UK 1916 17.6.1916 7.1916 stricken 1935
Altair   320 Hamilton, Glasgow, UK 2.1916 6.7.1916 9.1916 stricken 1940
Antarès   321 Hamilton, Glasgow, UK 3.1916 4.9.1916 10.1916 stricken 1936
Bellatrix   501 Henderson, Glasgow, UK 1916 29.5.1916 7.1916 stricken 1933
Cassiopée   549 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, UK 9/1916 10.2.1917 4.1917 stricken 1933
Régulus   550 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, UK 9.1916 19.3.1917 5.1917 stricken 1935
Rigel   502 Henderson, Glasgow, UK 1916 4.7.1916 8.1916 sunk 2.10.1916


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1250

Displacement full, t

1470

Length, m

76.2 pp 81.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 4-cyl VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

coal 260

Endurance, nm(kts)2400(12)
Armament

2 x 1 - 139/45 M1893, 4 x 1 - 47/40 M1885, 2 DCT, 1 DCR

Complement

103



Standard scale images


<i>nearly sister-ship</i> <i>Primrose</i> 1917
nearly sister-ship Primrose 1917


Graphics


<i>Cassiopée</i> 1917 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Cassiopée 1917 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

Built in UK under French order, similar to British Flower class. Successful multi-purpose ships, first ocean-going escorts.

Modernizations

1918, all survived: - 4 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 75/35 M1897.

Naval service

Rigel was sunk 2.10.1916 at Algerian coast by torpedo from German submarine U35.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.