Allied Warships

Torpedo boats

La Melpoméne class

18 ships

The torpedo boat FR La Melpoméne of the French Navy.

Technical information

TypeTorpedo boat
Displacement610 BRT 
Complement92 men 
Armament2 3.9" guns (2x1).
2 37 mm AA.
4 13 mm AA.
2 21.7" torpedo tubes (1x2).  
Max speed34.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power22000 SHP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the La Melpoméne class

French Navy French Navy (more on French Navy)

Branlebas Lost on 14 Dec 1940
La Bayonnaise
La Cordeliere
La Flore
La Melpoméne
La Pomone
La Poursuivante

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Branlebas Lost on 14 Dec 1940
HMS L Incomprise
HMS La Cordeliere
HMS La Flore
HMS La Melpoméne

Royal Dutch Navy Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS Bouclier (H 20)

18 Torpedo boats of the La Melpoméne class. 2 of them were lost.

See all Torpedo boat classes.

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