The French Arabe Class destroyer, (named
after the different people of the french Empire.)consisted of Algerien,
Annamite, Arabe, Bambara, Hova, Kabyle, Marocain, Sakalava, Senegalais,
Somali, Tonkinois and Touareg. Buolt in Japan, due to France
and Britain did not has the time to build more ships. these destroyers
were built in approximately 5 months from beginning to completion. The
Arabe class was modeled on the Japanese Kaba class.
The destroyers were station in the Mediterranean
and during the late 1920's they were based at Brest as part o fits North
Squadron. They were split into two groups. with seven going to the 11th Squadron
on Toranto-Hea escort duties and the other with the 3rd division at Mudros..
During the Riff War of 1924 some of the class were used off Morocco.
None of the class saw action during the second world war as they has been
scrapped between 1933 and 1936.
Displacement: 685 tons. Speed: 29
Knots. range 2,000 nautical miles at 12 Knots, Compliment: 86
armament: One 120mm (4.7 inch) Gun Three 76mm, One 76mm
AA and Four 450mm (17.7 inch) torpedo Tubes.