Allied Warships

Aircraft carriers

Béarn class

1 ship

The aircraft carrier FR Béarn of the French Navy.

Technical information

TypeAircraft carrier
Displacement22146 BRT 
Length183 meters 
Complement875 men 
Armament8 6.1"/55 guns (8x1).
6 3" AA guns (6x1).
8 37 mm AA (8x1).
16 MG.
4 21.7 inch torpedo tubes.
40 aircraft. 
Max speed21.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines + reciprocating engines, 4 shafts 
Power22.500 SHP + 15.000 IHP 
Notes on classLaid down as battleship but construction halted during the First World War.
Redesigned as aircraft carrier.
Obsolete by the time of the Second World War. 

All ships of the Béarn class

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1 Aircraft carrier of the Béarn class.

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French Battleships 1933-1970

Wayne Scarpaci

Books dealing with this subject include:

French Battleships 1933-1970, Wayne Scarpaci, 2009

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