Framée-class destroyer

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Framée class
Class overview
Name: Framée class
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Durandal class
Succeeded by: Rochefortais class
Completed: 4
Lost: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 319 t (314 long tons)
Length: 58.2 m (190 ft 11 in) o/a
Beam: 6.31 m (20 ft 8 in)
Draft: 3.03 m (9 ft 11 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 Triple-expansion steam engines
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)
Range: 2,055 nmi (3,806 km; 2,365 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 48
Armament:

The Framée class was a group of four destroyers built for the French Navy at the beginning of the 20th century. One ship was sunk in a collision shortly after completion, but the others served during the First World War.

Ships[edit]

The first two were built at St Nazaire and the second pair at La Seyne-sur-Mer.

  • Framée - launched 21 October 1899, lost 11 August 1900.
  • Yatagan - launched 20 July 1900, collided on 3 November 1916 with the British merchant vessel Teviot and sank off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime.[1]
  • Pique - launched 31 March 1900, stricken 28 January 1921.
  • Épée - launched 27 July 1900, stricken 1 October 1920.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Warships Sunk in World War 1 1916". World War I. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Chesneau, Roger & Kolesnik, Eugene M. (1979). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5. 
  • Couhat, Jean Labayle (1974). French Warships of World War I. London: Ian Allen. ISBN 0-7110-0445-5. 
  • Gardiner, Robert & Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
  • Osborne, Eric W. (2005). Destroyers - An Illustrated History of Their Impact. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-Clio. ISBN 1-85109-479-2. 
  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). "Classement par types". Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 2, 1870 - 2006. Toulon: Roche. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 

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