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The French heavy cruiser MN Tourville at sea in 1929.

The Duquesne-class were the first class of post Washington Treaty heavy cruisers built for the French Navy. They have been criticised by naval architects for having very little armour and being lightly built. However, they were considered to be good steamers and seaworthy vessels which could maintain 30 knots (55.56 km/h) indefinitely at half power.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1928-1950
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 627 feet (191.11 meters)
    • Beam: 62 feet (18.9 meters)
    • Draught: 20 feet 9 inches (6.33 meters)
    • Displacement: 9,842 tons (Standard); 12,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 605
  • Propulsion: 9 x Guyot boilers, 4-shaft Rateau-Bretagne single-reduction geared turbines, 120,000 shp
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33.75 knots (62.51 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 203mm/50 Modèle 1924 naval guns (4x2)
    • 8 x 75mm anti-aircraft guns (8x1)
    • 8 x 37mm anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
    • 12 x 13.2mm anti-aircraft guns (4x3)
    • 12 x 550mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • Armour:
    • Magazine Boxes: 30mm
    • Deck: 30mm
    • Turrets and Tower: 30mm

Unit Run[]

  • MN Duquesne
  • MN Tourville
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