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Arquebuse-class destroyer
Sarbacane in 1905
Sarbacane in 1905
Class overview
Name: Arquebuse class
Operators:  French Navy
Completed: 20
Lost: 2
Retired: 18
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Tonnage: 300 tonnes (295 long tons)
Length: 58.3 m (191 ft 3 in)[1]
Beam: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)[1]
Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)[1]
Installed power: 6,300 shp (4,698 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)[1]
Complement: 60
Armament: • 1 × 65 mm (2.6 in) gun
• 6 × 47 mm (2 in) guns
• 2 × 380 mm (15 in) torpedo tubes[1]

The Arquebuse class was a class of 20 destroyers of the French Navy built between 1902–04, used during the First World War.

Losses

The Catapulte was sunk after a collision with the British steamship Warrimoo near Bizerte, Tunisia, on 18 May 1918.[2]

The Mousquet was sunk off the entrance of Penang harbour in the Strait of Malacca on 28 October 1914 by the German cruiser SMS Emden, which she was attempting to engage.[2]

Ships

  • Arbalette
  • Arc
  • Arquebuse
  • Baliste
  • Bélier
  • Bombarde
  • Carabine
  • Catapulte
  • Dard
  • Épieu
  • Francisque
  • Fronde
  • Harpon
  • Javeline
  • Mousquet
  • Mousqueton
  • Pistolet
  • Sabre
  • Sagaie
  • Sarbacane

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). "ARQUEBUSE - contre-torpilleur de 300t type Arquebuse (1903-1920)". 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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "French Navy in World War I". naval-history.net. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyFrench2.htm. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  • naval-history.net (English)
  • 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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