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C101 submarine chasers (1919-1920)

C101 1919

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
C101, 1919- Ch101   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 wrecked 12/1920
C102, 1919- Ch102   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C103, 1919- Ch103   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C104, 1919- Ch104   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C105, 1919- Ch105   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C106, 1919- Ch106   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre     1919/20 captured by British 3/7/1940
C107, 1919- Ch107   A C de la Loire, Nantes     1919/20 collision 12/4/1940
C108, 1919- Ch108   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C109, 1919- Ch109   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C110, 1919- Ch110   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C111, 1919- Ch111, 1928- Commandant Bourdais   A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 gunboat 1928, scuttled 9/3/1945
C112, 1919- Ch112, 1928- Avalanche   A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 gunboat 1928, sunk 9/3/1945
C113, 1919- Ch113   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C114, 1919- Ch114   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s
C115, 1919- Ch115   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1938
C116, 1919- Ch116   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20? sold 1930s?
C117, 1919- Ch117   Augustin-Normand, Le Havre or A C de la Loire, Nantes or A C Dubigeon, Nantes     1919/20 sold 1930s

  

Displacement normal, t

128 - 133

Displacement full, t

150

Length, m

41.4 pp 43.4 oa

Breadth, m

5.20

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Normand or Du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

coal 32

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 x 1 - 8/80, 1 DCT (8), 1 Pinocchio towed A/S torpedo

Complement

31

Ship project history: VTE-engined submarine chasers, designed and built in France in the end of the First World War. Only 16 or 17 ships of 37 ordered were commissioned. Two chasers, Ch111 and Ch112, were converted to river gunboats for service in Indochina.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Ch106 was captured by British 3/7/1940. Ch107 was lost in Loire mouth 12/4/1940. Both gunboats were destroyed 9/3/1945: Commandant Bourdais was scuttled, and Avalanche was sunk by gunfire of aviso Amiral Charner.

Ch105 1930

Avalanche

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14