Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Dockyard notes
- The Engineer
- vol. 91, 419, p. 190
The French conducted one of their frequent torpedo manoeuvres in mid-February 1901. The Mediterranean fleet cruised off Corsica without lights and was hunted by three destroyers and six torpedo boats. The fleet was found at 4.45 a.m. and the St. Louis was torpedoed twice. The Charles Martel and Bouvet were also "sunk" within 15 minutes of the fleet being located.