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CRUISERS

JEANNE D`ARC training cruiser (1931)

Jeanne d`Arc 1939

Jeanne d`Arc 1945

Jeanne d'Arc 1963

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Jeanne d`Arc 1950- C605 M6 A C de la Loire et Penhoët, St-Nazaire 31/8/1928 14/2/1930 14/9/1931 FNFL 6/1943, TS 7/1946, stricken 7/1964

 

Displacement standard, t

6496

Displacement full, t

8950

Length, m

160.0 pp 170.0 oa

Breadth, m

17.7

Draught, m

6.40 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Penhoët boilers

Power, h. p.

32500

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

oil 1400

Endurance, nm(kts) 5200(11)

Armour, mm

magazines: 20, turrets: 25, CT: 25

Armament

4 x 2 - 155/50 M1920, 4 x 1 - 75/50 M1927, 2 x 1 - 37/50 M1925, 2 x 1 - 550 TT, 2 seaplanes (FBA.17, CAMS.37, GL.810)

Complement

506 + 176 cadets

Ship project history: Built under 1927 program. Purpose built training ship for midshipmen. To cruisers this ship was referred on formal characteristics, as displacement and artillery calibre. On 3hour trials she reached 27.03kts at 39000hp.

Ship protection: magazines had 20mm box-shaped protection.

Modernizations: 1935: + 4 x 2 - 13.2/76

1/1942: + 6 x 1 - 12.7/90

9/1943: - 2 x 1 - 37/50, 4 x 2 - 13.2/76, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 1 - 550 TT; + 6 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 20 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, SF radar

5/1944: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2

Naval service: At the moment of armistice Jeanne d`Arc was on Martinique. Under the agreement from 1/5/1942 she was disarmed. After 3/6/1943 Government of Martinique recognised the Algerian Government, cruiser passed to the USA for repair and armed again in May, 1944. Jeanne d`Arc after war served as school ship until 1964.

Jeanne d`Arc 1948

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15