Commandant Dorise

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Commandant Dorise

Post by jerryasher » 11 Jun 2019 08:01

During World War 1, Japan built many merchant ships for the British and I believe was constructing ships for the American War Shipping Board when the armistice went into affect. Commandant Dorise was launched in late spring or early summer of 1917 as the Kureba Maru and then sold to the French. Were any other merchant ships sold? It is a strange order. At the time the Arabe class destroyers were being built in Japan for the French Navy, Can anyone point me to an article, document relating to these orders? dates discussion, agreement. etc.

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Re: Commandant Dorise

Post by fontessa » 11 Jun 2019 13:11

Hello jerryasher,
jerryasher wrote: At the time the Arabe class destroyers were being built in Japan for the French Navy, Can anyone point me to an article, document relating to these orders? dates discussion, agreement. etc.
For the French Navy, Japan has built 12 destroyers based on 樺 Class.

https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/met ... 0%E8%89%A6&
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建造協定
Construction Agreement
A construction agreement was signed on 29 March 1917 between the Japanese Navy Minister and the French ambassador to Japan.

駆逐艦要目
Destroyer Essential Points
Length between perpendiculars: 260 feet
Width: 24 feet 3/8 inches
Draft: 7 feet 10 inches
Displacement: 675 English tons
Actual horsepower: 10,000 HP
Speed: 29 not
Number of Chimneys: 3
40 caliber 4.7 inches cannon: 1
40 caliber 3 inches cannons: 3
18 inch double row torpedo tubes: 2
Coal loading amount: 100 tons
Fuel oil loading amount: 118 tons
Range: 3,000 nautical miles at 14 knots

竣工期
Completion date
15 September 1917

引渡場所
Delivery location
Port of construction site*
* construction site
-- No.1 (French Algérien) and No.2 (French Annamite): Yokosuka Naval Yard
-- No.3 (French Arabe) and No.4 (French Bambara): Kure Naval Yard
-- No.5 (French Hova) and No.6 (French Kabyle): Sasebo Naval Yard
-- No.7 (French Marocain) and No.8 (French Sakalave): Maizuru Naval Yard
-- No.9 (French Sénégalais) and No.10 (French Somali): Kobe Kawasaki Shipyard
-- No.11 (French Tonkinois) and No.12 (French Touareg): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard

支払
Payment
Total 24 million yen
4 million yen: 30 March 1917
4 million yen: 30 May 1917
8 million yen: 20 August 1917
8 million yen: 10 October 1917

回航
Cruise?
At the request of the French Navy:
The Japanese Navy will reroute all destroyers to Portside by 1 November 1917 and hand over them to the French Navy there.

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Re: Commandant Dorise

Post by jerryasher » 11 Jun 2019 16:34

Many thanks Fontessa: Very, very helpful to have included link to JAacaar and was able to read the French. Again many, many thanks. Anyone come up with anything on the Commandant Dorise. He was killed in action on Feb. 17th, 1917 trying to safe people from the sinking of the Athos. It is like Messengers Maritime (owner of the Athos) and the French government wanted to send a message--they will not be stopped. Somebody had to talk to somebody. I am unaware of French merchant ships otherwise being built in Japan at that time, somebody had to talk to somebody. Again Many Thans Fontessa.

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