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Ch12 1942 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ch5, 1943- Carentan Q005 272 A C de France, Dunkerque 1938 3.4.1939 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1943, foundered 21.12.1943
Ch6   273 A C de France, Dunkerque 1938 18.7.1939 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940
Ch7   281 A C de France, Dunkerque 1938 10.11.1939 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940
Ch8, 1942- Rennes   282 A C de France, Dunkerque 1938 27.1.1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1942, sunk 13.7.1942
Ch9   164 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1938 12.1.1940 1940 sunk 21.5.1940
Ch10, 1942- Bayonne Q010 165 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1942, to Syria 1949 (أكبا بن نسه  [Akba Ben Naseh])
Ch11, 1941- Boulogne Q011 166 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1941, BU 11.1948
Ch12, 1941- Bénodet Q012, 1950- P728 167 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1941, BU 1954
Ch13, 1942- Calais Q013 90 A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1942, to Syria 1949 (ترك بن سيد [Tarek Ben Said])
Ch14, 1942- Diélette Q014 91 A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1942, BU 5.1952
Ch15, 1941- Paimpol Q015 92 A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 1938 1940 1940 captured by UK 3.7.1940, FNFL 1941, BU 1949
Ch16   93 A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 1938 9.6.1940 --- scuttled incomplete 18.6.1940
Ch17   284 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1939 1941 4.1943 // --- completed as German RA3
Ch18   293 F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1939 1941 10.1942 // --- completed as German RA4
Ch19     F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1939 1941 1946 to Syria 1949 (أبدوله إبن أرسي [Abdullah Ibn Arissi])
Ch20     F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1939 1941 --- scuttled incomplete 1944
Ch21 P705   F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 1939 1941 1946 BU 1954


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

107

Displacement full, t

137

Length, m

35.5 pp 37.1 oa

Breadth, m

5.66

Draught, m

1.95

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

1130

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 5.5

Endurance, nm(kts)1200(8)
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 8.80, 4 DCT, 1 DCR (10), mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

23



Standard scale images


<i>Diélette</i> 1943
Diélette 1943


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<i>Ch12</i> 1942 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Ch12 1942 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

Close to the previous class. Incomplete Ch16 was scuttled at Lorient 18.6.1940. Incomplete Ch17-21 received German names RA6, 7, 1, 2 and 8 respectively.

Modernizations

1942, FNFL ships: - 2 x 1 - 8.80; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 2 - 7.7/87 (20 DC at all).

Naval service

Ch9 21.5.1940 off Dunkirk was damaged by German aircraft and ran aground. Ch5, 8, 10-13 and 15 were captured by British 3.7.1940. All were subsequently transferred to FNFL. Ch5 was lost 21.12.1943 in La Manche during a storm. Ch6 and Ch7 were sunk 11.11.1940 in La Manche by German torpedo boats. According to some information, they were crewed by Polish seamen. Ch8 was sunk 13.7.1942 by German aircraft in La Manche. Ch11 and Ch15 served since 19.7.1940 till 6.2.1941 under Polish flag.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.