Claymore

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Claymore Class French destroyers, Stylet, Tromblon, Pierrier, Obusier, Mortier, Claymore, Carquois, Trident, Fleuret, Coutelas, Cognee, Hache, Massue.  The the Claymore Class destroyers were built at Rochefort Dockyard except, Cognee, Hache and Massue which were built at Toulon Dockyard. They featured the new 17 - inch torpedo, which made the destroyer top heavy, so to reduce weight the closed bridge was replaced with a open bridge.   The Pierrier was fitted with a new experimental 4 cylinder Delauny-Belleville engine, but came into service too late. (November 1910) and was not a success. and the engine was replaced with a similar 3 cylinder engines as the other claymore's.  In fact the Claymore class were not a success.

Stylet 18th May 1905 Stricken 14th May 1921
Tromblon 17th June 1905 Stricken 14th May 1921
Pierrier 28th February 1907 Stricken 27th July 1921
Obusier 9th March 1906 Stricken 27th July 1921
Mortier 23rd march 1906 Stricken 30th March 1927
Claymore 14th march 1906 Stricken 19th March 1926
Carquois 26th June 1907 Stricken 29th November 1930
Trident 5th December 1907 Stricken 13th November 1931
Fleuret 14th December 1906 Stricken 12th January 1920
Coutelas 12th January 1907 Stricken 28th January 1921
Cognee 26th November 1907 Stricken 27th July 1921
Hache 15th February 1908 Stricken 27th July 1921
Massue 19th September 1908 Stricken 30th march 1930

Stylet

Stylet.

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Claymore

Claymore.

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Claymore 

 French destroyer of the Claymore Class  Stricken   19th March 1926

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Carquois

Carquois.

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Fleuret

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

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Fleuret.

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Massue

Massue.

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Claymore and Coutelas at Toulon c.1908

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Destroyers of the Claymore and Branlebas classes.  left to right - (O) Obusier, (BR) Branlebas, (F) Fanion or Fanfare, (TR) Trident or Tromblon.

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French destroyers : left to right : Claymore and Coutelas of the Claymore class, and Sabretache of the Branlebas class.

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Original photo postcard c.1912, stating ship is named "Arnault", but we think this is one of the Claymore class ships.  If you have any information on this, please email us.

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A Destroyer thought to be of the Claymore Class.

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