Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Dockyard notes
- The Engineer
- vol. 90, 251, p. 232
The French ocean-going torpedo boat Villaumez (length 133 feet 10 inches at the waterline, beam 10 feet 11 inches, draught 3 feet 9 inches; displacement 58 tons, normal, 65 tons, full load) ran aground and was wrecked on the 1st of September 1900. Some hopes of raising the vessel were entertained at the time, but torpedo boats as a rule do not withstand the pressure of the water after sinking at any depth. The Argentine Yarrow-built destroyer Santa Fe was the only case that the Editor of The Engineer could recall of a torpedo boat being recovered and restored to original trim after sinking.