Richelieu

French Battleship Richelieu1935 – 1969

Career (France)
Name: Richelieu
Laid down: 22 oktober 1935
Launched: 17 januari 1939
Completed: December 1939
Commissioned: 1 april 1940
Decommissioned: 1967
Reclassified: 1961 Gunnery School Tender
Struck: 1968
Fate: 1969
General characteristics
Class and type: Richelieu class battleship
Displacement: 35,000 tons standard as designed
Length: 248 m
Beam: 33 m
Draught: 9.70 m
Propulsion: 4 Parsons geared turbines and 6 Indret «Sural» boilers of 150,000 hp (110 MW)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Range: 7671 nautical miles (14,207 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h); 3181 nautical miles (5,891 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 911 men in 1950 (incomplete)
1,280 men during the Suez affair
Armament:
  • 8 x 380mm/45 Modèle 1935 guns in quadruple mounts at bow
  • 9 × 152 mm AA in 3 triple turrets at the aft
  • 56 × 40 mm Bofors AA
  • 48 × 20 mm Oerlikon AA
Armour:
  • Belt: 330 mm
  • Upper armoured deck: 150-170 mm
  • Lower armoured deck: 40 mm

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