Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Dockyard notes
- The Engineer
- vol. 89, 104, p. 385
The French torpedo boat No. 229 (length 121 feet 6 inches at the waterline, beam 13 feet 9 inches; draught 4 feet) attained a mean speed of 25.5 knots at her trials, the destroyer Pique (length 190 feet 7 inches overall, beam 20 feet 8 inches; draught 9 feet 10 inches) was launched at Granville, near Havre, on the 31st of March 1900, and the Fauconneau (length 188 feet 8 inches overall, beam 20 feet 8 inches; draught 10 feet 5 inches) had just been launched by Normand. Both these vessels were of the Durandal class but had four funnels instead of the usual two.