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Chasseur-class destroyer
Chasseur
Chasseur, lead ship of the class
Class overview
Name: Chasseur class
Operators:  French Navy
 Peruvian Navy
Built: 1909–1910
In commission: 1909–1927
Completed: 4
Lost: 1
Retired: 3
General characteristics [1]
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 450 long tons (457 t) designed
520 long tons (528 t) full load
Length: 64.2 m (210 ft 8 in)
Beam: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)
Draught: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 3 shaft Parsons turbines
4 boilers
7,200 shp (5,369 kW)
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Complement: 78
Armament: • 6 × 65 mm (2.6 in) guns
• 3 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes

The Chasseur class was a class of four destroyers of the French Navy built between 1909–1910, used during the First World War. A fifth ship was sold to Peru.[2]

Apart from Chasseur, which still used coal, they were the first French Navy ships to be fitted with oil-fired boilers. In trials they exceeded their designed power by a wide margin, achieving speeds of up to 31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph).[1]

Ships

Name Builder Launched Fate
Chasseur Normand, Le Havre 20 February 1909 Struck, October 1919.
Actée Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 1909 Sold incomplete to Peru as BAP Teniente Rodríguez in 1911; hulked in 1939[2]
Cavalier Normand, Le Havre 9 May 1910 Training ship from 1914. Struck, December 1927.
Fantassin F. et Ch. de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 17 June 1909 Sunk after collision with Mameluck, 5 June 1916.
Janissaire Penhoët, St. Nazaire 12 April 1910 Struck, October 1920.

References

  • 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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