Saturday, 13 January 2018

Former French monitor le Tonnerre used as target according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 5

An item reported that the French target le Tonnerre was again towed to a shoal and to be beached to be used as target for gun exercises by the 2nd cruiser squadron.(1)

1. Breastwork monitor with as sister ship Fulminant, laid down by Arsenal de Lorient, France in October 1873, launched in September 1875, completed in 1879, used as torpedo depot ship in 1890s and stricken in 1905.