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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

ESCORTS

L`EVEILLÉ coastal escorts (1941-1944/1944-1951, 1944)

L`Eveillé 1944

Dague 1960

Voltigeur 1970

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Sabre (ex-PC1248) W11, 1950- P607   Nashville Bridge, USA 6/1943 18/8/1943 1/1944 BU 11/1959
Cimeterre (ex-PC1250) W12, 1950- P608   Nashville Bridge, USA 8/1943 18/12/1943 3/1944 BU 7/1963
Pique (ex-PC1249) W13, 1950- P609   Nashville Bridge, USA 8/1943 6/11/1943 2/1944 BU 7/1959
Dague (ex-PC1561) W21, 1950- P606   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 1943 1944 5/1944 BU 5/1964
Coutelas (ex-PC1560) W22, 1950- P604   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 11/1943 3/2/1944 4/1944 BU 7/1963
Javelot (ex-PC1562) W23   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 1/1944 4/3/1944 6/1944 BU 5/1951
L`Eveillé (ex-PC471) W31, 1950- P610 175 Defoe, Bay City, USA 4/1941 15/9/1941 11/1941 // 6/1944 BU 12/1959
L`Indiscret (ex-PC474) W32, 1950- P622 178 Defoe, Bay City, USA 8/1941 15/9/1941 2/1942 // 6/1944 BU 1/1960
Le Résolu (ex-PC475) W33 179 Defoe, Bay City, USA 9/1941 16/12/1941 12/1941 // 6/1944 stricken 1/1951
L`Effronté (ex-PC481) W34, 1945- W42 185 Defoe, Bay City, USA 2/1942 31/3/1942 4/1942 // 6/1944 BU 5/1953
Le Rusé (ex-PC472) W41, 1950- P611 176 Defoe, Bay City, USA 7/1941 14/11/1941 12/1941 // 6/1944 BU 1959
L`Ardent (ex-PC473) W42 177 Defoe, Bay City, USA 8/1941 19/11/1941 12/1941 // 7/1944 collision 31/1/1945
L`Emorté (ex-PC480) W43, 1950- P613 184 Defoe, Bay City, USA 1941 25/10/1941 4/1942 // 7/1944 BU 7/1959
L`Ehjoué (ex-PC482) W44 186 Defoe, Bay City, USA 2/1942 9/4/1942 4/1942 // 7/1944 sunk 9/1/1945
Le Volontaire (ex-PC543) W61, 1950- P615 188 Defoe, Bay City, USA 3/1942 5/5/1942 5/1942 // 6/1944 BU 9/1964
Le Vigilant (ex-PC550) W62, 1950- P621   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 6/1941 8/3/1942 4/1942 // 6/1944 BU 1/1959
L`Attentif (ex-PC562) W63   Jeffersonville, USA 2/1942 4/6/1942 8/1942 // 6/1944 BU 2/1953
Hussard (ex-PC1235) W81, 1950- P624   Sullivan, Brooklyn, USA 1942 1943 1943 // 10/1944 BU 10/1965
Légionnaire (ex-PC1226) W82, 1950- P625   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 7/1942 7/9/1942 1/1943 // 11/1944 BU 7/1958
Dragon (ex-PC557) W83, 1950- P620   Luders Marine, Stamford, USA 10/1941 2/8/1942 10/1942 // 10/1944 BU 1/1959
Goumier (ex-PC545) W91, 1950- P603 190 Defoe, Bay City, USA 3/1942 8/5/1942 6/1942 // 10/1944 to Morocco 1965 (Agadir)
Carabinier (ex-PC556) W92, 1950- P617   Luders Marine, Stamford, USA 10/1941 23/6/1942 9/1942 // 10/1944 BU 7/1958
Fantassin (ex-PC621) W93, 1950- P618   Nashville Bridge, USA 3/1942 22/5/1942 12/1942 // 10/1944 BU 3/1961
Grenadier (ex-PC625) W101, 1950- P602   Jeffersonville, USA 5/1942 22/7/1942 9/1942 // 10/1944 BU 1/1958
Le Tirailleur (ex-PC542) W102, 1950- P619 187 Defoe, Bay City, USA 2/1942 20/4/1942 5/1942 // 9/1944 BU 1/1958
Voltigeur (ex-PC559) W103, 1950- P612   Jeffersonville, USA 10/1941 2/1/1942 5/1942 // 10/1944 BU 3/1970
Lancier (ex-PC1227) W111, 1950- P616   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 1942 17/10/1942 1943 // 11/1944 BU 8/1960
Franc-Tireur (ex-PC546) W112 191 Defoe, Bay City, USA 4/1942 15/5/1942 7/1942 // 10/1944 BU 2/1953
Mameluck (ex-PC551) W113, 1950- P614   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 7/1941 12/4/1942 5/1942 // 10/1944 BU 1/1958
Lansquenet (ex-PC626) W121, 1950- P605   Jeffersonville, USA 6/1942 18/8/1942 10/1942 // 11/1944 BU 9/1958
Cavalier (ex-PC627) W122   Jeffersonville, USA 6/1942 7/9/1942 11/1942 // 10/1944 BU 6/1951
Spahi (ex-PC591) W123, 1950- P601   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 5/1942 2/8/1942 10/1942 // 10/1944 BU 12/1959
H (ex-PC797) PT1, 1950- P627 70 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 7/1943 21/8/1943 7/1944 // 1950 stricken 1955
Pnom-Penh (ex-PC796) PT2, 1950- P626 69 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 5/1943 3/7/1943 6/1944 // 1949 stricken 1955
Luang-Prabang (ex-PC798) PT3, 1950- P628 71 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 7/1943 14/8/1943 7/1944 // 1949 stricken 1955
L'Impétueux (ex-PC799) P629   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 7/1943 14/8/1943 8/1944 // 1949 to South Korea 6/1950 (Kum Kang San)
Flamberge (ex-PC1086) P631   Geo Lawley, Neponset, USA 2/1943 24/4/1943 1/1944 // 2/1951 to Cambodia 2/1956 (E311 Cambodia)
L`Intrépide (ex-PC1130) P632 215 Defoe, Bay City, USA 10/1942 10/12/1942 6/1943 // 1951 to South Vietnam 1956 (Van Kiep)
Mousquet (ex-PC1144) P633 229 Defoe, Bay City, USA 5/1943 4/10/1943 5/1944 // 1951 to South Vietnam 1955 (Chi Lang)
Trident (ex-PC1143) P634 231 Defoe, Bay City, USA 4/1943 22/9/1943 5/1944 // 5/1951 to South Vietnam 1956 (Tuy Dong)
Glaive (ex-PC1146) P635 228 Defoe, Bay City, USA 9/1943 15/11/1943 7/1944 // 1951 to South Vietnam 1956 (Tay Ket)
L`Inconstant (ex-PC1171) P636   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 3/1943 15/5/1943 9/1943 // 1951 to Cambodia 1956 (E312)
L`Ardent (ex-PC1167) P637   Sullivan, Brooklyn, USA 4/1943 3/7/1943 12/1943 // 1951 to South Vietnam 1956 (Dong Da)

 

Displacement standard, t

325

Displacement full, t

430

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

2.36 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors (mostly) diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (12) - 4800 (12)

Armament

wartime commmission: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 1 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (24)

post-war commission: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

SF or SO or SU radar, sonar

Complement 59 - 65

 

Ship project history: US-built 173ft PC-type patrols, transferred to France by lend-lease in 1944.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: L`Ardent was lost at Casablanca at collision 31/1/1945. L`Enjoué was sunk by German submarine U870 9/1/1945.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15