Arquebuse

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Arquebuse Class French destroyers. the first 10 destroyers of this class were order under the Naval programme of 1900 and the following ten ships were ordered under the 1901 naval programme. Trials for the class took place in 1901 and 1902.  Interesting fact the Arbalete and Mousqueton were the first French ships to experiment with wireless.

Displacement: 298 tons.  Sped: 28 knots.  Compliment: 60  Armament: 1One 65-mm  and Six 47mm and twp 15-inch Torpedo Tubes 

Carabine 21st July 1902 Stricken 8th January 1919
Sarbacane 12th March 1903 Stricken 1st October 1903
Arquebuse 15th November 1902 Stricken 10th May 1920
Arbalete 28th April 1903 Stricken 21st June 1920
Mousquet 7th August 1902 Stricken 28th October 1920
Javeline 15th October 1902 Sunk 28th October 1914
Sagaie 15th November `1902 Stricken 12th January 1920
Epieu 17th January 1903 Stricken 28th February 1921
Harpon 20th October  1902 Stricken 5th march 1921
Fronde 17th December  1902 Stricken 30th October 1919
Francisique 2nd march 1904 Stricken 4th April 1921
Sabre 15th April 1904 Stricken 5th January 1921
Dard 10th september 1902 Stricken 3rd April 1919
Baliste 22nd October 1903 Stricken 30th October 1919
Mousqueton 4th November  1902 Stricken 10th May 1920
Arc 24th December  1903 Stricken 1st October 1920
Pistolet 29th May 1903h 1904 Stricken 19th September 1919
Belier 29th May  1903 Stricken 25th January 1921
Catapulte 1st April 1903 Sunk 18th May 1918
Bombarde 26th June 1903 Stricken 10th May 1920

Carabine

Carabine.

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Sarbacane

Sarbacane.

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Sarbacane  

French destroyer of the Arquebuse Class, Stricken 1st October 1920

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Arquebuse

Arquebuse.

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Arbalete

Arbalete

 French destroyer of the Arquebuse Class, Stricken 21st June 1920

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Arbalete and another destroyer in port.

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Javeline

Javeline.

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Epieu

Epieu at Rochefort.

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Epieu.

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Fronde

Fronde after suffering damage from a typhoon in Hong Kong 1908.  Sent in by email

Francisque

Francisque.

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Francisque.

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Sabre

Sabre.

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Dard

Dard

French destroyer of the Arquebuse Class, Stricken 3rd April 1919

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Dard.

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Dard.

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Dard.

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Baliste

Flamberge , Baliste and Slaive 

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Baliste.

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Baliste.

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Baliste.

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Baliste at Cherbourg.

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Baliste at Royan.

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Mousqueton

Mousqueton

French destroyer of the Arquebuse Class,

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Mousqueton.

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Mousqueton.

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Belier

Belier at Cherbourg.

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Belier.

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Belier.

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Catapulte

Catapulte

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Catapulte.

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Catalpulte.

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Bombarde

Bombarde (right) with Flamberge (centre) and Fleuret (left)

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Mousqueton (right) and Dard of the Arquebuse Class.

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Baliste, Arc and Belier of the Arquebuse Class at Cherbourg c,1908

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Arquebuse Class destroyer with the French fleet.

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