Enseigne Roux-class destroyer

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Enseigne Roux at anchor
Class overview
Name: Enseigne Roux class
Builders: Arsenal de Rochefort
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Bisson class
Succeeded by: Aventurier class
Built: 1913–15
In commission: 1915–36
Planned: 3
Completed: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Destroyer
Length: 82.6 m (271 ft 0 in) (o/a)
Beam: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Draft: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 Steam turbines
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 1,400 nmi (2,600 km; 1,600 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 81

The Enseigne Roux class was a pair of destroyers built for the French Navy during World War I. The construction of a third ship of the class — Enseigne Gabolde — was suspended in 1914, and she was not completed until 1923 to a modified design.[1]


Name Builder Launched Fate
Enseigne Roux Arsenal de Rochefort 13 July 1915 Struck, 1936
Mécanicien Principal Lestin Arsenal de Rochefort 15 May 1915 Struck, 1936


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


  • Couhat, Jean Labayle (1974). French Warships of World War I. London: Ian Allen. ISBN 0-7110-0445-5. 
  • Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval Weapons of World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7. 
  • Gardiner, Robert & Gray, Randal, eds. (1984). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1922. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-907-3. 

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