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Arabe-class destroyer
Arabe type destroyer.jpg
Class overview
Name: Arabe class
Operators:  French Navy
Completed: 12
Retired: 12
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 685 tonnes (674 long tons)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 86
Armament: • 1 × 120 mm (4.7 in) gun
• 4 × 76 mm (3 in) guns
• 4 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Arabe class was a class of twelve destroyers of the French Navy launched in 1917, used during the First World War. All the ships were built in Japan, as an export version of the Kaba class, and were named after people under the domination of the French empire at the time.[1]

Ships

  • Algérien — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Annamite — launched 1917, struck 1933.
  • Arabe — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Bambara — launched 1917, struck 1933.
  • Hova — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Kabyle — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Marocain — launched 1917, struck 1935.
  • Sakalave — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Sénégalais — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Somali — launched 1917, struck 1935.
  • Tonkinois — launched 1917, struck 1936.
  • Touareg — launched 1917, struck 1935.

References

  1. "Arabe French destroyer class". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/arabe.htm. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  • naval-history.net
  • 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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