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The French light cruiser MN Duguay-Trouin

The Duguay-Trouin-class light cruisers were the first major French warships built after World War I. They were excellent steamers and proved successful and seaworthy over a quarter century of service. All six achieved 33 knots (38 mph) on trials and could easily maintain 30 knots (35 mph) at half power. Twenty-year-old Duguay-Trouin could still maintain 27.7 knots (31.9 mph) at her post-war displacement of 10,900 tons. They were fast and economical, although with a limited range.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1926-1955
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 594 feet 9.6 inches (181.3 meters)
    • Beam: 57 feet 4.8 inches (17.5 meters)
    • Draught: 17 feet (5.18 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,250 tons (Standard); 9,350 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 578 (27 officers and 551 sailors)
  • Propulsion: 8 x Guyot boilers, 4-shaft Parsons single-reduction geared turbines, 100,000 shp
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33 knots (61.12 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 × 155mm/50-caliber Modele 1920 naval guns
    • 4 × 75mm/50-caliber Modele 1924 anti-aircraft guns (4×1)
    • 12 × 550 mm torpedo tubes (4×3)
  • Armour:
    • Deck 20mm
    • Magazine Box: 30mm
    • Turrets and Tower: 30mm
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 Gourdou-Leseurre GL-812, later GL-832, later 1 Loire 130

Unit Run[]

  • MN Duguay-Trouin
  • MN Lamotte-Piquet
  • MN Primauguet
  • MN Bernard de Marigny
  • MN Jean du Casse
  • MN Pierre Van Stabel