Torpedo Boats

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Torpedo boats and torpedo craft of the French Navy.  Photographs and history of French torpedo boats and torpedo craft from 1886.

Ship Name

Launch Date

Fate

Balny Clas

Balny January 1886 Sold 1913
Deroulede 19th April 1886 Sold 1907
Doudart De La Gree 5th July 1886 Sold 1906
Edmond Fontaine 23rd January 1886 Sold 1903
Bouet Willaumez 12th February 1886 Wrecked 1st September 1900
Dehorter 9th March 1886 Sold 1904
Capitaine Cuny 3rd June 1886 Sold 1912

Believed to be Capitaine Cuny.  text on card mentions ship of the School of mechanics.

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Capitaine Mehl 3rd June 1886 Sold 1910
Challier 3rd July 1886 Sold 1906

Ouragan Class

Ouragan 12th March 1887 Sold 1903
Alarme 1st June 1889 Sold 1906

Alarme at Le Havre.

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Temeraire 1st May 1889 Sold 1911
Aventurier 13th April 1889 Sold 1910
Defi 29th June 1889 Sold 1911

Coureur Class

Coureur 13th June 1888 Sold 1912
Veloce 4th November 1891 Sold 1910
Grondeur 13th February 1892 Sold 1926

Grondeur.

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Avant Garde Class

Avant-garde 11th October 1889 Wrecked 25th February 1890
Archer 30th May 1893 Sold 1908
Turco 20th November 1891 Sold 1911
Zouave January 1892 Sold 1908
Dragon 29th April 1892 Stricken August 1910
Grenadier 20th August 1892 Sold 1919
Lancier 19th December 1892 Sold 1911

Lancier.

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Agile Class
Agile 4th July 1889 Sold 1912
Audacieux 8th May 1889 Sunk in Collision 10th July 1896
Eclaire 29th August 1891 Sold 1911
Kabyle November 1891 Sold 1911

Kabyle.

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Orage 15th October 1891 Sold 1921
Sarrazin 25th June 1892 Sold 1908
Tourbillon 10th October 1892 Sold 1911
 
Corsaire 5th October 1892 Sold 1913
 
Mousquetaire 8th August 1892 Sold 1911
 
Chevalier 15th June 1893 Sold 1920

Chevalier.

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Lansquenet 18th May 1893 Stricken 1900

Averne Class

Averne 23rd December 1893 Sold 1920
Dauphin 23rd February 1894 Sold 1913
Argonaute Class
Argonaute 11th October 1893 Sold 1911
Tourmente 12th September 1893 Sold 1910

Filibustier Class

Filibustier 27th December 1894 Sunk 29th March 1898
Ariel 9th May 1895 Sold 1923
Aquilon 2nd December 1895 Sold 1919
 
Forban 25th July 1895 So
 
Mangini 13th June 1896 Sold 1911
Cyclone Class
Cyclone 21st May 1898 Stricken 1920

Cyclone.

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Bourrasque 31st August 1901 Sold 1923
Rafale 27th November 1901 Sold 1922
Boree 23rd March 1901 Sold 1921
Tramontane 21st May 1901 Sold 1923
Mistral Class
Mistral 4th May 1901 Sold 1928
Sirocco 20th February 1901 Sold 1925

Sirocco.

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Simoun 23rd March 1901 Sold 1924
Typhon 15th June 1901 Sold 1928
Trombe 30th July 1900 Sold 1928

Trombe.

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Audacieux 29th August 1900 Sold 1926
 
No 1 Commissioned 17th May 1876 Stricken 1889
 
No 2 Completed July 1878 Stricken 1899
 
No 3 Ordered 12th July 1875 Stricken 1885
 
No 4 Ordered 10th May 1875 Discarded 1895
 
No 5 Completed July/August 1876 Stricken 1887 - 1890
No 6 Completed July/August 1876 Stricken 1887 - 1890

French Torpedo boats 6 and 7 in port, c.1888.

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No 7 Completed 1876 Discarded 1910
 
No 8 - No 19 1877 - 1888 No.14 Stricken as TB 1894.  Renamed Econome.  All Stricken 1894-1899
 
No 20
No 21
No 41
No 42
No 47
No 48
No 49
No 54
No 55
 
No 22
No 23
No 37
No 38
No 39
No 40
No 51
No 52
No 53
 
No 24
No 25
No 33
No 34
No 35
No 36
No 43
No 44
No 45
No 46
No 50
 
No 29
No 30
No 56
No 57
No 58
No 59
 
No 31
No 32
 
A
B
D
E
F
G
H
I
 
No 26
 
No 27
 
No 28
 
No 60 - No 74

No 63.

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No 75 - No 125

Torpedo Boat 112 firing a torpedo.

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No 126 - No 129
 
No 130 - No 144
 
No 145 - No 149
No 152 - No 171
 
No 172 - No 200
 
No 201 - No 292


Torpedo Boat 216

Torpedo boat no. 216 built by Schneider 17th February 1897

Displacement : 88 tons, Speed 24 knots: armament 2 15" torpedo tubes, complement 23

 
No 293
 
No 294
 
Libellule
 
No 295 - No 369

French Torpedo Boat 337.

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La Melpomene Class

La Melpomene 24th January 1935 Scrapped May 1950

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Melpomene.

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La Pomone 25th January 1935 Scuttled 27th September 1943

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Pomone.

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La Flore 5th March 1935 Scrapped 31st August 1950

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La Flore.

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L'Iphigenie 18th April 1935 Sunk 10th September 1943
La Bayonnaise 28th January 1936 Scuttled 25th August 1944

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La Bayonnaise.

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Bombarde 23rd March 1936 Sunk 23rd August 1944

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Bombarde.

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Destroyer Bombarde

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L'Incomprise 14th April 1936 Scrapped 31st August 1950

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L'Incomprise.

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L'Incomprise.

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L'Incomprise Torpedo Boat of the La Melpomene Class. Photo sent in by email

La Poursuivante 4th August 1936 Scuttled 27th November 1942

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La Poursuivante.

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La Poursuivante.

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La Cordeliere 9th September 1936 Scrapped 17th February 1950

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Cordeliere.

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Cordeliere.

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La Cordeliere Torpedo Boat of the La Melpomene Class. Photo sent in by email

Baliste 17th March 1937 Sunk 22nd August 1943

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Baliste.

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Baliste.

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Baliste.

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Branlebas 12th April 1937 Foundered 14th December 1940
Bouclier 9th August 1937 Scrapped 31st August 1950

 

La Combattante (Ex - HMS Haldon) Acquired 15th December 1942 Sunk 23rd February 1945

La Combattante.

PFD296

Ex - German Torpedo Boats

Birhakeim (ex - T11) Acquired February 1946 Scrapped 1949
Baccarat (ex - T20) Acquired February 1946 Scrapped 1949
Alsacien (ex - T23) Acquired February 1946 Scrapped 1955
Lorrain (ex - T28) Acquired February 1946 Scrapped 1955

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Lorrain.

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Ex - US Canon Class Destroyer Escorts

Senegalais Acquired 1944 Returned to United States May 1964.

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Senegalais.

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Algerien Acquired 1944 Returned to United States May 1964.

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Algerien.

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Tunisien Acquired 1944 Returned to United States May 1964.

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Tunisien.

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Marocain Acquired 1944 Returned to United States May 1964.

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Marocain.

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Hova Acquired 1944 Returned to United States May 1964.

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Hova.

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Hova.

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Hova.

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Somali Acquired 1944 Became experimental ship 1956.  Renamed Arago in 1968.

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Somali.

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Somali.

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Somali.  Sent in by email

 

Unknown Destroyers / Torpedo Boats at Marseille

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Unknown Torpedo Boats

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A Torpedo Boat on approach to Cherbourg.

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Unknown Torpedo Boat

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