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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


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.