French aviso Bougainville
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|Career (France)||French Navy|
|Namesake:||Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville|
|Launched:||21 April 1931|
|Propulsion:||2 Diesel engines 3,200|
|Armament:||3 x 138mm guns model 1927 (single mountings)
4x37mm AA guns (single mountings)
6x13.2 mm machine guns
capable of carrying 50 mines
Bougainville was an Bougainville-class aviso of the French Navy launched in 1931. The ship was designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. It sided with Vichy France and was sunk by its sister ship at the Battle of Gabon.
- "Bougainville". Netmarine.net. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
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