Contributed by Doug Thompson (email@example.com),with his own comments interspersed.
It is painfully obvious that I have less information on French light craft (inculding submarines) than any other category.
Here's the vague list of what I have down to destroyers (ie DD), starting with torpedo cruisers (FL). Also, a list member says the protected cruiser Lavoiser was at Cherbourg in August, 1914. This could give us a firm position on every French cruiser.
I have no information on which destroyers are in which flotillas, unless they happen to be flotilla leaders. Most of the destroyers here are simply sorted between the English Channel and the Mediterranean. "Mainly in Channel" and other such quotes are from Conway's.
Any information on assignments to units would be appreciated, as would any information at all on the "orphans."
Sources: Conway's 1906-1921
Conway's 1860 to 1905
Halpern's Naval War in the Mediterranean
FL: Fondre-- Seaplane carrier in the Mediterranean
Dunois-- Channel as flag of 2nd Destroyer Squadron
La Hire-- Gunnery school ship that never left Toulon harbor.
Casabianca-- Minelayer in the Mediterranean
DD: BISSON CLASS-- All in the Mediterranean
BOUCLIER CLASS-- All in the Mediterranean except "Francis Garnier"
Bouclier (flag, 1st DD Squadron)
Francis Garnier-- English Channel
CHASSEUR CLASS-- All in the Mediterranean
VOLTIGEUR CLASS-- (orphans)
Voltigeur-- not known: experimental DD based on Spahi-class hull.
SPAHI CLASS-- All in the Mediterranean
BRAULEBAS CLASS-- 2/10 known
Braulebas-- Aug. 22, 1915: in action in the Channel
Etendard-- not known
Fanion-- "mainly at Brest"
Gabion-- not known
Oriflamme-- Aug. 22, 1915: in action in the Channel
Poignard-- not known
Sabretache-- not known
Sape-- not known
CLAYMORE CLASS-- 9/12 known
Hache-- ML duties in
Massue-- ML duties in Mediterranean
Cognee-- "mainly Adriatic"
Pierrier-- not known
Stylet-- not known
ARQUEBUSE CLASS-- 18/20 known
Arc-- 2nd SS Flotilla
Belier-- Channel, 2nd Light Squadron
Catapulte-- Channel, 2nd Light Squadron
Fronde-- laid up in reserve in Saigon until commissioned in 1915.
Sabre-- 1st SS Flotilla, Mediterranean
Arbulete-- In the Mediterranean in 1917
Sarbacane-- in Brindizi in 1916.
PETUISANE CLASS 2/4 known
Flamberge-- Mediterranean from 1915
Rapiere-- Transfered from 3rd DD Flottilla in the north to Bizerta, but when?
FRAMEE CLASS 0/3 known
Epee-- Mediterranean, but when?
Pique-- Brindizi, 1916-1917
Yatagan-- Fishery protection, Channel in 1916.
DURANDAL CLASS 2/3 known
Fauconneau-- 1st SS Flotilla
Hallbarde-- 1st SS Flotilla, but when?
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