Pertuisane-class destroyer

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Flamberge underway in a harbor
Class overview
Name: Pertuisane class
Builders: Arsenal de Rochefort
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Framée class
Succeeded by: Arquebuse class
Built: 1899–1901
In service: 1900–21
In commission: 1900–21
Completed: 4
Scrapped: 4
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 301 long tons (306 t)
Length: 57.64 m (189 ft 1 in) (o/a)
Beam: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)
Draft: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 Triple-expansion steam engines
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)
Range: 2,300 nmi (4,300 km; 2,600 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 52
Armament:

The Pertuisane class (sometimes referred to as the Rochefortais class as they were all build in Rochefort) was a group of four destroyers built for the French Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. They survived the First World War only to be scrapped afterwards.

Ships[edit]

  • Pertuisane - launched 5 December 1900, stricken 16 March 1923.
  • Escopette - launched 20 December 1900, stricken 4 April 1921.
  • Flamberge - launched 28 October 1900, stricken 1 October 1920.
  • Rapière - launched 16 July 1901, stricken 27 October 1921.

Escopette was sent by the French government on 25 July 1909 as a seaborne escort for Louis Blériot's English Channel-crossing flight.

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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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