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Duguay-Trouin

CountryFrance
Ship ClassDuguay-Trouin-class Light Cruiser
Builder NameArsenal de Brest
Laid Down4 Aug 1922
Launched14 Aug 1923
Commissioned2 Nov 1926
Decommissioned19 Mar 1952
Displacement7,249 tons standard; 9,350 tons full
Length595 feet
Beam57 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour-shaft Parsons single-reduction geared turbines, eight Guyot boilers
Power Output102,000 SHP
Speed33 knots
Range3,000nm at 15 knots
Crew578
Armament4x2x155mm guns, 4x75mm anti-aircraft guns, 4x3x550mm torpedo tubes
Armor20mm deck, 30mm magazine box, 30mm turrets, 30mm tower
Aircraft2 GL-812 or 2 GL-832 seaplanes
Catapult1

Contributor:

ww2dbaseCommissioned in 1926, Duguay-Trouin had seen service in France and in French Indo-China prior to the European War. As tensions built up, she was removed from gunnery training duties in Jun 1939 and was instead assigned to the 6th Cruiser Division. She patrolled waters of the Atlantic Ocean, intercepting German merchant ship Halle off Dakar, French West Africa in Oct 1939; Halle would be scuttled by her own crew to prevent capture by Duguay-Trouin. In early may 1940, she was transferred to Beirut, French Syria-Lebanon. After the French defeat, she was interned and disarmed by the British at Alexandria, Egypt. She sat idle in Alexandria until May 1943, when she joined the Allied fleet. After being re-armed in Jul 1943, she transported troops in early 1944 and then supported the Operation Dragoon landings in Aug 1944. Until Apr 1945, she provided naval gunfire support for ground troops fighting in Italy. After the war, she returned to French Indo-China and supported operations against the Viet Minh uprising. She was decommissioned from service in Mar 1952.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Aug 2013

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Duguay-Trouin Operational Timeline

4 Aug 1922 The keel of Duguay-Trouin was laid down at Arsenal de Brest, France.
14 Aug 1923 Duguay-Trouin was launched at Brest, France.
2 Nov 1926 Duguay-Trouin was commissioned into service.
16 Oct 1939 Duguay-Trouin intercepted German merchant ship Halle 320 kilometers southwest of Dakar, French West Africa; Halle was scuttled by her own crew to prevent capture.
22 Jun 1940 Duguay-Trouin was interned by the British at Alexandria, Egypt.
30 May 1943 Duguay-Trouin joined the Allied fleet; she would be re-armed in Jul 1943.
19 Mar 1952 Duguay-Trouin was decommissioned from service.

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Duguay-Trouin as seen in US Division of Naval Intelligence booklet ONI203 published 9 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 3Duguay-Trouin as seen in US Division of Naval Intelligence booklet ONI203 published 9 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 3Duguay-Trouin as seen in US Division of Naval Intelligence booklet ONI203 published 9 Nov 1942, photo 3 of 3




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