N° 4 (1875)

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N° 4 (1875)
Builder: Yarrow, Poplar[1]
Yard Number: 338[2]
Ordered: 10 May, 1875[3][4]
Laid down: 1875[5][6]
Launched: 1875[7][8]
Trials: December 1875[9]
Completed: March 1876[10]
Stricken: 31 May 1882[11]
Discarded: 1895[12][13]
N° 4 was a torpedo boat completed for the French Navy in 1875.

Construction

Acceptance trials were run at Cherbourg from December 1875 through March 1876.[14]

Service

Trials showed that N° 4 was "unsuitable" for use as a torpedo boat even for local duties at a naval base. She was put up for sale in December 1879 but no buyers were found. Deleted on 31 May, 1882, eleven months later on 24 April, 1883 she was again rated as "unseaworthy" and unfit for any duty. Nevertheless, she was taken in hand in the same year for conversion to an aviso de flottille. Renamed Djoué, she was transferred to the French Congo and used as a yard craft until being discarded permanently in 1895.[15][16]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[17][18]

  • One spar torpedo

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 327.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  4. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  6. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  8. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  9. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  10. Trials concluded this date. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  11. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  12. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  13. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  14. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  15. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  16. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.
  17. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 330.
  18. Le Masson. Torpilleur. p. 282.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Le Masson, Henri (1967). Histoire du Torpilleur en France. Paperback ed. Paris: Académie de Marine.
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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