Enseigne Gabolde (1921)

Postcard of Enseigne Gabolde, date unknown. Original photograph by Marius Bar, believed to be in the public domain.

Nation
Ship Type
Laid Down
1914
Launched
1921
Commissioned
1923
Decommissioned
1938
AD/BC
AD
History

Enseigne Gabolde was originally going to be the third ship of the Enseigne Roux class contre-torpilleurs, but construction was halted in 1914 before she was launched. Work resumed after World War I, but the design was modified, most notably adding another 100mm (3.9") gun in a superfiring position on the bow. Her top speed was increased from 30 to 31 knots, but cruise range dropped from 1,400 to 1,300 nautical miles. Displacement dropped by about 125 tons, and crew reduced by one. Despite the modifications, Gabolde was still very much a pre-War design, and was quickly overshadowed by the new inter-War classes. She was stricken in 1938, and subsequently scrapped.