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FR21 1943  

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
FR21 (ex-Lion)     A C de France, Dunkerque, France 7.1927 5.8.1929 2.1931 // 1.1943 scuttled 9.9.1943
FR24 (ex-Valmy)     A C de St-Nazaire-Penhoët, France 5.1927 19.5.1928 1.1930 // --- captured incomplete by Germany 9.9.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t2436
Displacement full, t3200
Length, m

123.1 pp 130.2 oa

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

4.68

No of shafts

2

Machinery

FR21: 2 sets Zoelly geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow or Penhoët boilers

FR24: 2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow or Penhoët boilers

Power, h. p.

64000

Max speed, kts

35.5

Fuel, t

oil 572

Endurance, nm(kts)2900(16)
Armament

FR21: 5 x 1 - 139/40 M1923, 4 x 1 - 37/50 M1925, 2 x 2 - 13.2/76, 2 x 3 - 550 TT, 2 DCR (32)

FR24: 5 x 1 - 139/40 M1923, 1 x 2 - 37/50 M1933, 4 x 1 - 37/50 M1925, 2 x 2 - 13.2/76, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 x 3 - 550 TT, 2 DCR (32)

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<i>FR21</i> 1943  
FR21 1943  


Project history

Ex-French destroyers scuttled in Toulon 27.11.1942. Both were raised by Italians. Only FR21 was commissioned by Italian Navy. Unoperable FR24 was captured by Germans but never repaired.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

FR21 was scuttled by own crew 9.9.1943 at La Spezia to avoid capture.