Allied Warships


Dunkerque class

2 ships

The battlecruiser FR Dunkerque of the French Navy. She was lost on 27 Nov 1942.

Technical information

Displacement26500 BRT 
Length214 meters 
Complement1431 men 
Armament8 13"/50 guns (2x4).
16 5.1"/45 DP guns (3x4, 2x2).
8 37 mm AA (4x2).
16 13 mm AA (4x4).
4 aircraft, 1 catapult. 
Max speed30 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power135000 SHP 
Notes on classThese ships were the French answer to the German pocket battleships.
These ships are sometimes classified as battleships or light battleships. 

All ships of the Dunkerque class

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Dunkerque Lost on 27 Nov 1942

2 Battlecruisers of the Dunkerque class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Battlecruiser classes.

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