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8)DUMONT DURVILLE


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Completed: 1931


Displacement: 1970 tons


Length: 103,7 meters


Beam: 12,7 meters


Draught: 4,5 meters


Propulsion: 2 Diesel engines 3,200 shp


Armament: 3 x 138mm guns model 1927 (single mountings), 4x37mm AA guns (single mountings), 6x13.2 mm machine guns capable of carrying 50 mines


Speed: 17 knots


In 1942 she took part in rescuing survivors from RMS Laconia, which had been sunk by the U-boat (so-called Laconia incident).


By 1944 Dumont d'Urville's armament had been augmented with the addition of four single-mounted 40 mm anti-aircraft (AA) guns, 11 single-mounted 20 mm AA guns, four anti-submarine mortars and two racks for 66 depth charges


Dumont d'Urville remained in French Navy service after the war until 26 March 1958 when she was scrapped


 

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