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Paddle avisos (2nd class, 100 nhp, launched 1858)

ABEILLE class (launched 1858)


ABEILLE class paddle aviso (2nd class)

Displacement: 578t
Dimensions:163ft 5in x 24ft 3in x 8ft 9in
Same, meters:49.82 x 7.38 x 2.66m
Machinery:100nhp (Indret). 8kts
Hull material:Wood (?)
Armament:4-12cm
Complement:64

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
ABEILLERochefort185822.10.5820.4.59Stk. 26.11.68
ETOILERochefort1.5.5830.12.581.5.59Stk. 20.4.78

Class. These two ships were designed by Brun for use on the Danube River but served in Senegal.

Disposals. Abeille became a service craft for the torpedo school at Boyardville in 1868 and was BU 1871. Etoile was BU 1879.

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