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The Meuse class, like the previous Loire and Seine classes, are intended for a variety of torpedo attack, escort, and patrol missions.

Meuse class, French Corvette laid down 1925

Displacement:
530 t light; 554 t standard; 625 t normal; 681 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
229.66 ft / 229.66 ft x 21.98 ft x 10.83 ft (normal load)
70.00 m / 70.00 m x 6.70 m x 3.30 m

Armament:
3 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns in single mounts, 30.51lbs / 13.84kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority forward
4 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
4 - 0.30" / 7.6 mm guns in single mounts, 0.01lbs / 0.01kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 99 lbs / 45 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200
4 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes
30 tons depth charges/mines

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 14,354 shp / 10,708 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 4,700nm at 12.00 kts (Bunkerage = 126 tons)

Complement:
62 - 81

Cost:
0.228 million / $0.913 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 12 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 9 tons, 1.4 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 9 tons, 1.4 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 291 tons, 46.6 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 188 tons, 30.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 94 tons, 15.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 30 tons, 4.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
188 lbs / 85 Kg = 6.2 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.18
Metacentric height 0.7 ft / 0.2 m
Roll period: 11.0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 50 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.33
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.400
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.45 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.47 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 70 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 11.32 ft / 3.45 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 11.32 ft / 3.45 m
- Stern: 11.32 ft / 3.45 m
- Average freeboard: 11.38 ft / 3.47 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 171.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 51.2 %
Waterplane Area: 3,225 Square feet or 300 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 58 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 24 lbs/sq ft or 117 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 3.94
- Overall: 0.61
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped


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