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FRENCH  NAVY  –  BACKGROUND  NOTES
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Sources : Wikipedia Alabordache Netmarine Navypedia-1960 Navipedia-1965
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In the immediate post WWII period, France operated a mix of ships of their own along others supplied by Allies and a few post-war seizures.  Foreign ships saw service in the French Navy as late as the mid-seventies (eg: the Arromanches aircraft carrier), but as soon as manageable, France re-started producing their own designs, especially ASW dedicated ships.

Then, if Atlantic Air Combat™ doesn't make a distinction between Destroyers and Frigates only recognizing smaller ships identified as Corvettes, such distinction would be even more difficult here as France made use of class naming like Torpilleurs, Contre-Torpilleurs, Escorteurs, Avisos,... sometimes mixing them up like in Avisos-Escorteurs, not mentioning they ocean capable Patrouilleurs Cotiers.

The background summary prepared for the French Navy is split into three pages :

Of particular interest are the initial post-war Destroyer designs, like the E50, E52 and E53 series.

Background_1 a selection of ships with basic details (essentially copied from Navypedia)
Background_2 a wider view of post-WWII French Navy ships, highlighting basic details
Background_3 a wider view of post-WWII French Navy ships, highlighting the time line

In Atlantic Air Combat™ the Royale is centered around its two main aircraft carriers, and their escort, with the swarm of additional vessels providing many targets of oppoturnity for ship chasers of opposing parties.  In all tables INS and WFU should be read as commissioned  and withdrawn from use  respectively

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Class -   CARRIERS INS WFU     1960 1965
Colossus CVA R95 Arromanches

17900.t, 211.m, 25.kts, 1400.p
R95 ×40 ×20

37 aircraft :
F-4U Aquilon
Zephyr TBM3 Alizé
HUP H19 H21 HSS SA313

1960 1965
Independence CVL R96 La Fayette

14751.t, 189.7.m, 31.6.kts, 1569.p
R96 9×2×40 5×2×20
R97 2×4+10×2×40 4×1×20

30 aircraft :
F-4U Aquilon
Zephyr TBM3 Alizé
HUP H19 H21 HSS SA313

1960
Independence CVL R97 Bois Belleau 1960
Foch CVA R98
R99
Clemenceau
Foch

31500.t, 265.m, 2532kts, 1338.p
R98/R99 8×1×100/55

37 aircraft :
MD480M MD480P Aquilon
Zephyr Crusader Alizé
HUP H19 H21 HSS SA313

1965
Jeanne CVH R97 Jeanne d'Arc

12400.t, 182.m, 26, 627.p
R98/R99 4×1×100/55

37 aircraft :
8×SA321

1965
Class Qty Hull BATTLESHIPS INS WFU     1960 1965
Richelieu 1 A719 Richelieu 1944 1967

49850.t, 248.m, 32.kts, 2134.p
Guns 2×4×381/45
12×2×100/55 14×2×57/60
3×3×152/55 20×1-20/70

1960
Richelieu 1 // Jean Bart 1953 1970 1960
Class Qty Hull CRUISERS INS WFU     1960 1965
Suffren 1 D602 Suffren 1930 1964

14000.t, 196.m, 32.kts, 602.p
Guns 4×2×203/50 8×1×75/50
8×1×40/60
3×4×13.2mm 20×1×20/70

1960
Jeanned'Arc 1 C605 Jeanne d'Arc 1931 1964

8950.t, 170.m, 25.kts, 506+176.p
Guns 4×2×155/50 4×1×75/50
10×1×40/60
18×1×20/70

1960
CL 1 C610 De Grasse 1956 1973

12950.t, 188.m, 33.8.kts, 950.p
Guns 8×2×127/55 10×2×57/60

1960 1965
CL 1 C611 Colbert 1959 1991

11100.t, 180.m, 33.kts, 977.p
Guns 8×2×127/55 10×2×57/60
10×1×40/60
18×1×20/70

1960 1965
Class Qty Hull DESTROYERS INS WFU     1960 1965
Soldati 1 T13 Duperré 1948  

2460.t, 107.m, 38.kts, 206.p
Guns 2×2×120/50 3×1×37/54
5×1×20/65
4×2×20/65

1960
Cap.Romani DD D606 Chateaurenault 1948 1962

5334.t, 143.m, 40.kts, 418.p
Guns 2×2×105/65 5×2×57/60

1960
Cap.Romani DD D607 Guichen 1948 1961 1960
T47 DD D621 Surcouf 1955 1972   1960 1965
T47 DD D622 Kersaint 1956 1984 D622   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1960 DDG
T47 DD D623 Cassard 1956 1976   1960 1965
T47 DD D624 Bouvet 1956 1983 D624   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1960 DDG
T47 DD D625 Dupetit-Thouars 1956 1988 D625   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1960 DDG
T47 DD D626 Chevalier Paul 1956 1971

3740.t, 129.m, 34.kts, 347.p
Guns 3×2×127/54 3×2×57/60
4×1×20/70

1960 1965
T47 DD D627 Maillé-Brézé 1957 1988 1960 1965
T47 DD D628 Vauquelin 1956 1987 1960 1965
T47 DD D629 D'Estrées 1957 1985 1960 1965
T47 DD D630 Du Chayla 1957 1991 D630   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1960 DDG
T47 DD D631 Casabianca 1957 1984   1960 1965
T47 DD D632 Guépratte 1957 1985   1960 1965
T53 DD D633 Duperré 1957 1992

3740.t, 129.m, 34.kts, 347.p
Guns 3×2×127/54 3×2×57/60
4×1×20/70

1960 1965
T53 DD D634 La Bourdonnais 1958 1977 1960 1965
T53 DD D635 Forbin 1958 1981 1960 1965
T53 DD D636 Tartu 1958 1980   1960 1965
T53 DD D637 Jauréguiberry 1958 1977   1960 1965
T56 DD D638 La Galissonière    

3740.t, 132.m, 34.kts, 333.p
Guns 2×1×100/55 -
Helicopter SA313 4×1×20/70

1965
Sans FF F750 La.Perouse 1947 1977

2100.t, 95.m, 17.kts, 178.p
Guns 1×1×105/45 2×2×40/60
4×1×20/70

1960 1965
Soucis FF F751 Beautemps 1947 1969 1960 1965
DET FF F701 Algérien    

1600.t, 93.m, 21.kts, 186.p
Guns 3×1×76/50 3×1×40/60
10×1×20/70

1960
DET FF F702 Sénégalais     1960
DET FF F704 Hova     1960
DET FF F705 Marocain     1960
DET FF F706 Tunisien     1960
DET FF F723 Berbère     1960
DET FF F724 Malgache     1960
River FF F707 L'Aventure    

2130.t, 92.m, 20.kts, 140.p
Guns 2×1×105/45 2×2×20/70
7×1×20/70

1960
River FF F708 La Surprise     1960
River FF F709 L'Ailette     1960
River FF F710 Croix de Lorraine     1960
River FF F711 La Confiance     1960
River FF F712 La Découverte     1960
Eritrea. FF F730 Francis Garnier  

3070.t, 97.m, 20.kts, 234.p
Guns 2×2×120/45 2×2×37/54
2×2×20/65

1960 1965
Le.Corse FF F761 Le Corse  

1700.t, 100.m, 28.kts, 174.p
Guns 3×2×57/60
2×1×20/70

1960 1965
Le.Corse FF F762 Le Brestois   1960 1965
Le.Corse FF F763 Le Boulonnais   1960 1965
Le.Corse FF F764 Le Bordelais   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F765 Le Normand  

1700.t, 100.m, 28.kts, 175.p
Guns 3×2×57/60
2×1×20/70

1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F766 Le Picard   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F767 Le Gascon   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F768 Le Lorrain   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F769 Le Bourguignon   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F770 Le Champenois   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F771 Le Savoyard   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F772 Le Breton   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F773 Le Basque   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F774 L'Agenais   1960 1965
Le.Normand FF F775 Le Béarnais   1960 1965
Cdt.Rivière FF

F725

F726

F727

F728

F733

F740

F748

Victor Schoelcher

Cdt.Bory

Amiral Charner

Doudart.de.Lagrée

Cdt.Rivière

Cdt.Bourdais

Protet

 

2230.t, 103.m, 25.kts, 166.p
Guns 3×1×100/55 2×1×30/70







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Alsacien FF
FF
FF
F776
F777
F778

L'Alsacien

Le Provencal

Le Vendéen

 

1700.t, 100.m, 28.kts, 175.p
Guns 2×2×57/60
2×1×20/70


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Elan FS –––– ––––     900.t, 78.m, 20.kts, 106.p 1960
Elan FS F741 Cdt.Delage    
Guns 1×2×90/50 1×4×52cal
2×1×52cal
1960
Elan FS F742 Cdt.Dominé    
Guns 1×1×105/45 4×2×50cal
1×1×  40/60 2×1×50cal
4×1×  20/70
1960
Elan FS F743 Cdt.Duboc    
Guns 1×2×102/45 1×1×40/39
1×1×25/60
2×1×20/70
4×2×52cal
1960
Elan FS F745 La Capricieuse    
Guns 1×2×90/50 1×4×52cal
2×1×52cal
1960
Elan FS F747 La Moqueuse    
Guns 1×2×102/45 1×1×40/39
1×1×76/40 3×2×52cal
1960 1965
Chamois FS F734 Chamois    

900.t, 78.m, 20.kts, 106.p
F734 1×2×90/50 1×1×40/60
F736 - 6×1×20/70
F737 2×1×105/45 1×1×40/60
F739 - 4×1×20/70
F738 - -
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1960
Chamois FS F736 Gazelle     1960
Chamois FS F737 Bisson     1960
Chamois FS F738 Cdt.Amyot d'Inville     1960 1965
Chamois FS F739 Cdt.de Pimodan     1960 1965
Mouchez   P572 Aml.Mouchez    

970.t, 62.m, 12.kts, 81.p
Guns - 4×1×20/70
- 2×1×13.2

1960 1965
PC 10

P603

P604

P606

P608

P612

P615

P616

P618

P622

P624

Goumier

Coutelas

Dague

Cimeterre

Voltigeur

Le Volontaire

Lancier

Fantassin

L'Indiscret

Hussard

   

430.t, 53.m, 20.kts, 65.p
Guns 1×1×76/50 1×1×40/60
- 5×1×20/70

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1960
1960
1960
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1960
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1960
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PC  

P641

P642

P643

Le Fougueux

L'Opniâtre

L'Agile

   

400.t, 53.m, 19.kts, 62.p
Guns 2×1×40/60 2×1×20/70
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1960
1960
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L'Adroit PC

P630

P635

P637

P638

P639

P640

P644

P645

P646

P647

P648

L'Intrépide

L'Ardent

L'Etourdi

L'Effronté

Le Frondeur

Le Fringant

L'Adroit

L'Alerte

L'Attentif

L'Enjoué

Le Hardi

   

430.t, 53.m, 19.kts, 62.p
Guns 2×1×40/60 -
- -

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(all)

PC   P138
P139
LaToulonnaise
La Setoise
   

466.t, 50.m, 10.kts, 10.p
Guns 1×1×102/40 4×1×13.2
- -

1960
PC   P656
P658
Tiaré
Lotus
   

320.t, 42.m, 14.kts, 60.p
Guns 1×1×76/50 2×1×20/70
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1960
PC   P656 Altaïr    

424.t, 46.m, 15.kts, 38.p
Guns 1×1×40/60 1×1×20/70
- -

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SC.110ft 8

P690

P691

P693

P699

P700

P711

P713

P714

Ch690

Ch691

Ch693

Ch699

Ch700

Ch711

Ch713

Ch714

   

138.t, 34.m, 21.kts, 27.p
Guns 1×1×40/60 3×1×20/70
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1960
PM 1 P730 La.Combattante    

202.t, 45.m, 23.kts, 25.p
Guns 2×1×20/70 1×1×40/60
Msl 1x4 SS.11 2×1×12.7

1965
VC1 12 P751
P752
P753
P754
P755
P756
P757
P758
P759
P760
P761
P762
VC1-12 1956
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1959
 

80.t, 32.m, 28.kts, 62.p
Guns 2×1×20/70 -

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1960
1960
1960
1960
1960
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1960
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1960
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HDML 21        

54.t, 22.m, 11.kts, 10.p
Guns 2×1×20/70 -

1960
PC            

430.t, 53.m, 19.kts, 62.p
Guns - -
- -

1960
Aurore  

S601

S603

S606

S607

S608

L'Andromède

L'Artémise

La Créole

L'Africaine

L'Astrée

   

1250.t, 73.m, 15.kts/9.kts, 62.p
TT Bow : – Stern : –
Depth –100.m

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1960
1960
1960
1960
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VIIC   S609
S610
Millé
Laubie
 

1070.t, 67.m, 17.kts/8.kts, 56.p
TT Bow : – Stern : –
Depth –100.m

1960
IXB
IXC
  S611
S612
Blaison
Bouan
   

1250.t, 73.m, 18.kts/7.kts, 48.p
TT Bow : 6 Stern : –
Depth –100.m

1960
XXI   S613 Roland.Morillot  

1800.t, 77.m, 15.kts/17.kts, 57.p
TT Bow : 6 Stern : –
Depth –135.m

1960 1965
Narval  

S631

S632

S633

S634
S637
S638

Narval

Marsouin

Dauphin

Requin
Espadon
Morse

   

1900.t, 78.m, 16.kts/18.kts, 63.p
TT Bow : 6 Stern : 2
Depth –200.m

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1960
1960
1960

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1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
Arethuse   S635
S636
S639
S640
Aréthuse
Argonaute
Amazone
Ariane
 

670.t, 50.m, 12.kts/16.kts, 39.p
TT Bow : 4 Stern : –
Depth –180.m

1960
1960
1960
1965
1965
1965
1965
Daphné  

S641

S642

S643

S644

S645

S646

S647

Daphné

Diane

Doris

Eurydice

Flore

Galatée

Minerve

   

1000.t, 58.m, 13.kts/16.kts, 45.p
TT Bow : 4 Stern : –
Depth –300.m







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