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Magon Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bisson M80   Arsenal de Toulon 1.1911 12.9.1912 1913 stricken 6.1933
Renaudin M81   Arsenal de Toulon 2.1911 20.3.1913 1913 sunk 18.3.1916
Commandant Lucas M82   Arsenal de Toulon 2.1912 11.7.1914 1914 stricken 6.1933
Protet M83   Arsenal de Rochefort 7.1912 15.10.1913 1914 TS 1921, stricken 2.1933
Mangini M84   Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 1911 31.3.1913 1914 stricken 1934
Magon M85   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1911 19.4.1913 1914 stricken 2.1926


Technical data


Displacement normal, t756 - 791
Displacement full, t855
Length, m

78.1 pp

Breadth, m

8.63

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Bisson, Renaudin, Commandant Lucas: 2 Bréguet steam turbines, 4 Indret boilers

Protet: 2 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Indret boilers

Mangini: 2 Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Indret boilers

Magon: 2 Rateau steam turbines, 4 Indret boilers

Power, h. p.

15000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 165

Endurance, nm(kts)1350-1400(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1893, 4 x 1 - 65/50 M1902, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement80 - 83


Standard scale images


<i>Bisson</i> 1918
Bisson 1918


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<i>Magon</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Magon Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

Six ships were laid down in 1911-12 under 1910 and 1911 programmes and completed in 1913-14. They had four funnels placed in two distinct pairs; ships constructed in naval dockyards had higher funnels. Building cost was 31 million francs. These vessels were quite similar to Bouclier class ships. A tripod mast was fitted on Commandant Lucas. Mangini had to be transported down the Rhone from its builders, Schneider, on a barge specially made for the purpose (in order to clear bridges masts and funnels were removed). All exceeded 30kts on trials, the fastest being Magon which reached 32.02kts.

Modernizations

1916 - 1918, all survived: + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 8.80, 2 DCR (8 - 10).

Naval service

Renaudin was sunk 18.3.1916 off Durazzo by a torpedo from Austrian submarine U6.



Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.