Dear ladies and gentleman,
First of all I want to apologize, that I don´t write in french, I´m not capable of speaking your language.
I´m from Germany and I´m looking for information about 4 Haitian gunboats, which had short service careers in the beginning of the 20th century. Since Haiti had strong ties to France, I thought it a good idea to ask for information in a french forum.
The ships are:
Haitian gunboat CROYANT (in service 1903 or after, lost 1908)
Haitian gunboat CENTENAIRE (in service 1904 or after, in existence minimum until 1911)
Haitian gunboat VERTIERES (in service before 1908, decommissioned 1915)
Haitian gunboat PACIFIQUE (in service around 1908, decom 1915)
From CROYANT, CENTENAIRE and VERTIERES I need the basic data like
laid down, launched, commissioned, builder, displacement, length, width, draught, machinery, speed, complement, armour and armament and it would be quite interesting to learn more about their service careers.
From PACIFIQUE I need data about speed, armour and armament.
In case you want to answer to this research question, but hesitate to use the english language, feel free to answer in french. I will be able to figure out, what you have written to me.
Thank you very much!
Ekkehard from Germany