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AMIRAL CHARNER

 

Nationality:

France

Type: Colonial Sloop
Class: BOUGAINVILLE - ten in class
Builder: A C Maritime du Sud Quest
Launched: November, 1932
Displacement: 1,969 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

340' 3" x 41' 8" x 14' 9"
Machinery: 2-shaft Burmeister and Wain or Sulzer diesels; 3,200bhp.  Oil:  297 tons.  Range:  13,000nm at 8.5 knots
Speed: 15.5 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
3 5.5 / 40 cal. 3x1
4 37mm AA 4x1
6 MG
50 mines
1 aircraft
Compliment: 183

 

 

Sister ships:  BOUGAINVILLE, DURMONT D'URVILLE, SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA, D'ENTRECASTEAUX, RIGAULT DE GENOUILLY, D'IBERVILLE, LA GRANDIÉRE (ex-VILLE D'YS), BEAUTEMPS BEAUPRÉ, LA PÉROUSE (cancelled)

 

 

Notes:  Designed for colonial service, especially in the tropics, with an emphasis on habitability.  All had flagship facilities and light bullet-proof plating to control positions.  On trials, all averaged between 17.2 and 18.3 knots; AMIRAL CHARNER reached 18.9 knots.  In service, all proved to be efficient and reliable.  AMIRAL CHARNER scuttled in Indo-China on 10 March 1945.

 

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