Friday, 21 April 2017

French flotilla leaders project defined according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1914-1915 no. 4

An item reported that the French project of flotilla leaders (so’-called convoyeurs d’escadrilles) was now defined and the ships were to be laid down on short notice. With a length of 138 metres was the displacement 4.500 tons. The speed with the probably Parsons turbines machinery was to be 30 miles and the armament to consist of 8-14cm/5.5” guns and 4-45cm/17.7” torpedo tubes. The armour was minimal with a thin high side armour with fore and behind the vital parts armoured bulkheads.