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JOFFRE

 

Nationality:

France

Type: CV
Class: JOFFRE - three in class
Builder: A C de St-Nazaire-PenhoŽt
Completed: planned circa 1938
Displacement: 18,000 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

774' 3" x 80' 9" (113' 2" over flight deck) x 21' 8"
Armor:
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt: 4"
Bulkheads: 1" - 1.75"
Deck: 1.5" - 2.75"
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons turbines, 8 Indret boilers; 125,000shp.  Range:  7,800nm at 20 knots; 3,000nm at 30 knots
Speed: 33 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
8 5.1" / 45 cal. DP 4x2
8 37mm AA 4x2
24 13.2mm AA 6x4
40 aircraft
Compliment: 1,251

 

 

Sister ships:  PAINLEV…; third ship never named

 

 

Notes:  Two ships of the JOFFRE class were approved as part of the 1938 Programme, and were the final results of studies began in 1931.  The designers had access to British design experience and opted for a double-storied hangar.  However, to increase the size of the upper hangar, it was taken the full length of the hull on the port side.  JOFFRE was laid down in November, 1938.  PAINLEV… was never laid down; the third ship of the class was approved in 1940, but this project was also cancelled.  The flight deck was slightly offset to port to compensate for the island superstructure on the starboard side.  The flight deck was provided with nine arrestor wires and two lifts.  The planned flight group was to be 25 torpedo-bombers and 15 fighters.  After the fall of France, construction on the JOFFRE was abandoned.

 

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