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Calais 1920

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Amiens     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1918 5/1919 1920 captured by British 3/7/1940, FNFL depot ship 7/1940
Arras     Arsenal de Brest 1917 7/1918 1918 captured by British 3/7/1940, FNFL barrack ship 7/1940
Baccarat     A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 1919 1/1918 1922 BU 1933
Bapaume     Arsenal de Lorient 1917 8/1918 1920 BU 1937
Bar-le-Duc     Arsenal de Lorient 1917 1918 1920 stranded 13/12/1920
Belfort     Arsenal de Lorient 1918 3/1919 1920 seaplane tender 1920s, captured by British 3/7/1940, FNFL accommodation ship 7/1940
Béthune     A C de Provence, Port-de-Bouc 1920 7/1921 1922 BU 1934
Calais     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1918 11/1919 1920 sold 11/1946
Coucy     Penhoët, St-Nazaire 1918 6/1919 1920 captured by British 3/7/1940
Craonne     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1917 1/1920 1921 BU 1935
Dunkerque, 1928- Ypres     Arsenal de Brest 1917 7/1918 1918 survey vessel 1920s, BU 4/1942
Épernay     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1918 9/1919 1920 BU 1934
Épinal     Penhoët, St-Nazaire 1918 8/1919 1920 captured by British 3/7/1940
Lassigny     A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1918 7/1919 1920 stricken 10/1941
Les Éparges     A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1918 9/1919 1920 survey vessel 1920s, scuttled 27/11/1942
Liévin     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1917 3/1920 1921 BU 1935
Lunéville     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1917 1/1920 1921 BU 1935
Montdement     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1918 1/1920 1922 BU 1935
Montmirail     F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne 1918 9/1920 1921 BU 1933
Nancy     Arsenal de Cherbourg 1917 3/1919 1920 BU 1938
Péronne     F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1917 3/1920 1921 BU 1935
Reims     Arsenal de Brest 1917 7/1918 1918 BU 1938
Remiremont     F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 1917 7/1920 1921 TS 1920s, BU 1936
Révigny     F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 1917 9/1920 1921 BU 1937
Tahure     A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire 1918 3/1918 1920 sunk 24/9/1944
Toul     A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire 1917 4/1919 1920 BU 1935
Vauquois     A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire 1918 8/1919 1920 TS 1920s, sunk 18/6/1940
Verdun, 1928- Laffaux     Arsenal de Brest 1917 11/1918 1920 BU 1938
Vimy     A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire 1918 12/1919 1920 BU 1935
Vitry-le-François     A C de la Loire, St-Nazaire 1918 3/1920 1921 BU 1935


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

850

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

72.0 pp 74.9 oa

Breadth, m

8.71

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Normand or Du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 200

Baccarat, Béthune, Craonne, Liévin, Montdement, Montmirail and some others: coal 185

Endurance, nm(kts)3000(11)
Armament

2 x 1 - 139/55 M1910, 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 4 x 1 - 8/80, 2 DCT (20)

Complement

103



Standard scale images


<i>Baccarat</i> 1919
Baccarat 1919
<i>Arras</i> 1940
Arras 1940


Graphics


<i>Épinal</i> 1945 (in RN, towed for scrapping)
Épinal 1945 (in RN, towed for scrapping)
<i>Belfort</i> 1939
Belfort 1939
<i>Tahure</i> 1938
Tahure 1938
<i>Calais</i> 1920
Calais 1920
<i>Amiens</i> 1942
Amiens 1942


Ship project history


Fast turbine-engined sloops with merchant vessel outline profile. 6 ships had coal-firing boilers, remaining fired oil. Latter ships on trials exceeded 22kts speed.

Betheny, Chalons, Chateau-Thierry, Compiegne, Douaumont, Fere Champenoise, Gerbeviller, Noyon, Roye, Saint-Dié, Senlis, Soissons and Souchez were cancelled.

Modernizations


1920s (temporary), Bapaume: Flight deck between bow and bridge was fitted; + 1 seaplane

1920s, Belfort: Flight deck between bow and bridge was fitted; + 1 seaplane

late 1930s, Épinal: - 2 x 1 - 139/55; + 2 x 1 - 145/45 M1910

1940, Amiens: + 1 x 2 - 37/48 M1935

Naval service


Bar-le-Duc stranded at Lesbos 13/12/1920 when she escorted Vrangel fleet (White Russian) from Istanbul to Bizerte.

Arras, Épinal and Amiens 3/7/1940 were captured by British at Portsmouth. Arras was transferred to FNFL, used as barrack ship and also a source of spares, she was returned after war and BU in 1946. Belfort and Coucy were captured by British 3/7/1940 at Plymouth and were returned after war. Lassigny was paid off 31/10/1940 in Morocco. Les Éparges was scuttled at Toulon 27/11/1942, salvaged by Germans and served in the Kriegsmarine as minesweeper M6060. Tahure participated in French-Thai war in January, 1941 and was sunk by American submarine Flasher 24/9/1944 (on some sources 29/4/1944). Vauquois was mined 18/6/1940.