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La Bayonnaise 1937

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
SG48, 5.1943- TA9 (ex-FR41, ex-Bombarde)     A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 2/1935 23.3.1936 8/1937 // 4.1943 sunk 23.8.1944
SG47, 5.1943- TA10 (ex-FR42, ex-La Pomone)     A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 11/1933 25.1.1935 12/1936 // 4.1943 scuttled 27.9.1943
SG46, 5.1943- TA11 (ex-FR43, ex-L'Iphigénie)     A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 12/1933 18.4.1935 11/1936 // 4.1943 sunk 10.9.1943
TA12 (ex-FR45, ex-Baliste)     A C de France, Dunkerque, France 9/1934 17.3.1937 5/1938 // 4.1943 damaged 22.8.1943, repair incomplete
TA13 (ex-FR44, ex-La Bayonnaise)     C Maritimes du Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France 10/1934 28.1.1936 4/1938 // --- scuttled incomplete 25.8.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

680

Displacement full, t846
Length, m

76.0 wl 80.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.96

Draught, m

2.48 normal

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Indret boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

34.5

Fuel, t

oil 175

Endurance, nm(kts)1000(20)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 Model 32, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 5 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 550 TT, 1 DCR

Electronic equipmentFuMO 28 radar
Complement

105



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<i>La Bayonnaise</i> 1937
La Bayonnaise 1937


Project history

Former French torpedo boats of 600-ton type. L'lphigenie, Bombarde, La Pomone and Baliste 8.12.1942 were captured by German troops at Bizerte (Tunisia) and 28.12.1942 transferred to Italian Navy as FR41, FR42, FR43 and FR45; La Bayonnaise 27.10.1942 was scuttled by crew at Toulon, salvaged by Italians and commissioned by Italian navy as FR44. In April, 1943 they were transferred by Italians to Kriegsmarine and arrived Toulon for repair. Real speed did not exceed 30kts.

Modernizations

None

Naval service

TA9 was disarmed at Toulon in September, 1943 and sunk in the same place 23.8.1944 by Allied aircraft. TA10 was damaged in battle against British destroyer Eclipse in Aegean Sea, and scuttled 27.9.1943 at Rhodes. TA11 10.9.1943 was damaged by Italian tanks and sunk by Italian torpedo boat Aliseo and corvette Cormorano at Piombino (Elba). Repair of TA12 and TA13 was not been completed: former was sunk during raid of American B-17 bombers to Toulon 22.9.1943, latter was scuttled at Toulon 25.8.1944.