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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

COASTAL FORCES

VP51 motor launches (1943)

Names

VP51, 1950- P772; VP52, 1950- P773; VP61 - 63

Builders

USA

Completed

~1943

Losses

VP61 (14/3/1948), VP62 (14/3/1948), VP63 (14/3/1948)

Transfers

none

Discarding

late 1950s: P772, 773

 

Displacement standard, t

48

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

15.9

Breadth, m

4.35

Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

petrol engines

Power, h. p.

250

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.6/90

Complement

10

Ship project history: US-built MLs, stationed at Tahiti.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14