Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Dockyard notes
- The Engineer
- vol. 88, 4 August 1899, p. 121
The French destroyer Hallebarde maintained a speed of 25 knots during a run from Havre to Cherbourg. It had often been stated in the columns of The Engineer that the French were not seeking excessive speed for their destroyers, preferring heavier engines, and moderately high speed. Their plans were based on the theory that British destroyers were exceedingly fragile and bound to break down at high speeds.