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FRANCIS GARNIER river gunboat (1931)

Francis Garnier 1940

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Francis Garnier 76 CNF, Caen 1926 12/1927 1931 scuttled 9/3/1945

  

Displacement standard, t

639

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

62.5 pp

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

3200

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1917, 1 x 1 - 75/50 M1924, 2 x 1 - 37/50 M1925, 4 x 1 - 8/80

Complement

103

Ship project history: Largest gunboat for Chinese rivers ever built.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Francis Garnier was scuttled at Kratie (Mekong) 9/3/1945 to avoid capture by Japanese fleet.

Francis Garnier

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14