Allied Warships

FR Jeanne d'Arc

Light cruiser of the Jeanne d'Arc class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassJeanne d'Arc 
ModTraining cruiser 
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire-Penhoet (St. Nazaire, France) 
Laid down31 Aug 1928 
Launched14 Feb 1930 
Commissioned14 Aug 1931 
End service16 Jul 1964 

Equipped and served as a training cruiser before the war.
Interned in the West Indies at Martinique in June 1940 and demilitarized after American pressure on 14 May 1942.
Transferred to the Free French forces on 30 June 1943.
After the Second World War Jeanne d'Arc was refitted and reverted to her peacetime training role in July 1946.
Decommissioned on 16 July 1964.
Stricken by the French Navy in 1965.


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Notable events involving Jeanne d'Arc include:

21 Jan 1940
HMAS Perth (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN) arrived off Aruba where three German merchant vessels were observed at anchor.

Later HMAS Perth made rendezvous with the French light cruiser Jeanne d'Arc (Capt. H.B. Farncomb, RAN) and intelligence was exchanged. (1)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Perth from September 1939 to March 1940

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