These ships were a radically different approach on the subject of a destroyer by the French navy. Much larger, faster and heavier armed than their predecessors, they are a very modern design and comparable to the best destroyers of other nations.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 266

Basic damage control capacity: 136%


Displacement: 738 tons

Length: 72 m

Width: 8 m

Draught: 3 m

Standard crew: 82


Maximum speed (undamaged): 30 knots

Endurance: 2965 km

Coal capacity: 140 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


2 x 100mm M1893, centrally controlled. Ammo: 200 rounds

4 x 65mm M1902, locally controlled. Ammo: 600 rounds

4 x 45cm M12D Torpedos, centrally controlled. Ammo: 4 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • Bouclier
  • Francis Garnier
  • Capitaine Mehl
  • Boutefeu (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Casque (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Cimiterre (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Dague (†, mined on February 24th 1915)
  • Faulx (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Fourche (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Commandant Bory (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Commandant Riviere (away in the Mediterranean)
  • Dehorter (away in the Mediterranean)