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Jeanne d'Arc

CountryFrance
Ship ClassJeanne d'Arc-class Light Cruiser
BuilderSaint-Nazaire, France
Displacement6500 tons standard
Length558 feet
Beam58 feet
Draft21 feet
MachineryFuel boilers and turbines
Power Output32500 SHP
Speed25 knots
Range5000 miles at 14.5 knots
Crew572
Armament4x2x155mm guns, 4x75mm guns, 11x37mm AA guns, 12x13mm AA machine guns, 2 torpedo tubes
Aircraft2 CAMS reconnaissance airplanes

Contributor:

ww2dbaseFrench cruiser Jeanne d'Arc was laid down in Sep 1928 with the intention of being a school ship. She was launched in 1930, and was commissioned into service in Oct 1931. During the 1930s, she made several voyages outside of French waters, visiting ports in South America and along the coast of the Black Sea. When WW2 began in Europe in 1939, she was pressed into front line service. As a member of the West Atlantic Naval Division, she assisted in blockading German merchant ships inside of neutral ports. In late May 1940, she participated in the mission that brought gold from the Bank of France to Canada; upon the completion of that mission, she sailed for Martinique, where she would remain disarmed until Jul 1943 when she would choose to join the Allies. After being refitted and rearmed in the United States, flying the flag of the Free French, she provided naval support for operations in Corsica and in southern France. After the end of the war, Jeanne d'Arc resumed her primary mission as a school ship, making 27 more tours abroad before being decommissioned in 1964.

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Jeanne d'Arc Operational Timeline

14 Feb 1930 French cruiser Jeanne d'Arc was named.
1 Aug 1933 Capitaine de vaisseau Donval was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
1 Sep 1935 Capitaine de vaisseau Lathan was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
1 Sep 1937 Capitaine de vaisseau Auphan was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
5 May 1939 Capitaine de vaisseau Rouyer was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
2 Oct 1947 Capitaine de vaisseau Beaussant was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
3 Oct 1947 Capitaine de vaisseau Cabanier was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
2 Sep 1950 Capitaine de vaisseau de Toulouse-Lautrec was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
29 Sep 1951 Capitaine de vaisseau Amman was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
20 Aug 1952 Capitaine de vaisseau Béret was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
21 Aug 1954 Capitaine de vaisseau Quérangal des Essarts was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
20 Aug 1955 Capitaine de vaisseau Burin des Roziers was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
17 Jul 1957 Capitaine de vaisseau Dartigues was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
18 Jul 1959 Capitaine de vaisseau de Bazelaire was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
20 Jul 1961 Capitaine de vaisseau Storelli was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.
2 Aug 1963 Capitaine de vaisseau Postec was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc.

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