Monday, 10 July 2017

French destroyer Durandal performed well during trials according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the new French destroyer Durandal built by Normand executed a trial with a speed of 14 miles to examine her coal consumption. For each square metre grid surface was the maximum consumption of 26 kilo/one hour not exceeded. On one trial she achieved with 301rpm a speed of 27m42 miles while 26 miles was expected.(1)

1. Of the Durandal-class succeeded by the Framée-class. Building ordered on 25 August 1896, launched by Normand, le Havre, France on 11 February 1899, stricken on 7 April 1919 and sold to be broken up on 22 February 1921.