Chasseur-class destroyer

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Chasseur
Chasseur, lead ship of the class
Class overview
Name: Chasseur class
Operators:  French Navy
Built: 1909–1910
In commission: 1909–1927
Completed: 4
Lost: 1
Retired: 3
General characteristics [1]
Type: Destroyer
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450 long tons (457 t) designed
520 long tons (528 t) full load
Length: 64.2 m (210 ft 8 in)
Beam: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)
Draught: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
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3 shaft Parsons turbines
4 boilers
7,200 shp (5,369 kW)
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Complement: 78
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• 6 × 65 mm (2.6 in) guns
• 3 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Chasseur class was a class of four destroyers of the French Navy built between 1909–1910, used during the First World War.

Apart from Chasseur, which still used coal, they were the first French Navy ships to be fitted with oil-fired boilers. In trials they exceeded their designed power by a wide margin, achieving speeds of up to 31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph).[1]

Ships

Name Builder Launched Fate
Chasseur Normand, Le Havre 20 February 1909 Struck, October 1919.
Cavalier Normand, Le Havre 9 May 1910 Training ship from 1914. Struck, December 1927.
Fantassin F. et Ch. de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 17 June 1909 Sunk after collision with Mameluck, 5 June 1916.
Janissaire Penhoët, St. Nazaire 12 April 1910 Struck, October 1920.

References

  1. ^ a b "Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1921". books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2010.