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Screw corvettes (1st class, 400 nhp, launched 1861)

DUPLEIX (launched 1861)
COSMAO (launched 1861)

DUPLEIX screw corvette (1st class)

Displacement: 1773t
Dimensions:209ft 4in wl, 217ft 8in deck x 37ft 5in ext x 16ft 9in mean, 18ft 5in max. Depth 14ft 8in
Same, meters:63.80, 66.34 x 11.40 x 5.11, 5.61m. 4.46m
Machinery:400nhp (Indret). 2 cylinders, trunk, trials 986ihp = 11.66kts. Coal 340t
Hull material:Wood
Armament:(1862) 10-16cm rifles. (1867) 4-16cm rifles, 8-14cm rifles. (1876) 12-14cm M1870 BLR

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
DUPLEIXCherbourg9.10.5628.3.6113.6.61Stk. 2.7.87

Class. This ship and Cosmao were ordered in 10.56 as 400nhp corvettes of an improved Phlégéton type. Plans by Vésignié for Dupleix were approved at the same time. Her machinery was ordered in 3.58 and its installation was completed in 12.61

Disposal. Dupleix was BU 1892.

COSMAO screw corvette (1st class)

Displacement: 1619t
Dimensions:206ft 2in wl, 211ft 3in deck x 38ft 9in ext x 15ft 11in mean, 17ft 11in max.
Same, meters:62.84, 64.39 x 11.80 x 4.85, 5.45m
Machinery:400nhp (Indret). 2 cylinders, trunk, trials 1317ihp = 11.69kts. Coal 310t
Hull material:Wood
Armament:(1862) 4-16cm rifles, 6-30p No.1. (1870) 4-16cm M1858 MLR, 8-14cm No.1 MLR

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
COSMAOLorient26.11.5610.6.6122.7.61Stk. 29.6.81

Class. The origins of this ship were the same as for Dupleix except that she was designed by Courbebaisse. Her machinery installation was also completed in 12.61. Decrès, begun in 1861, was built to the same plans.

Disposal. Cosmao was BU 1882.

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