French destroyer Lynx

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Chacal-class destroyer
Career (France) French Navy Ensign Free French Naval Forces Ensign
Name: Lynx
Namesake: Lynx
Builder: Loire
Laid down: 1923
Launched: 24 February 1925
Fate: Scrapped after 1948
General characteristics
Class & type: Chacal-class destroyer
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 2126 tons standard, 3098 tons full load
Length: 127 m (417 ft)
Beam: 11.2 m (37 ft)
Draught: 3.65 m (12.0 ft)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 55,000 shp
Speed: 35.5 knots (65.7 km/h; 40.9 mph)
Complement: 8 officers, 196 men
Armament:

5 × 130 mm (5.1 in) guns
2 × 37 mm /50 DCA - 3.7 cm Mod 1933 AA guns

6 × 550 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes

Lynx was a Chacal-class destroyer of the French Navy. On 3 July 1940 she was stationed at Mers-el-Kébir but managed to escape after the allied attack. On 27 November 1942 Lynx was scuttled at Toulon with the rest of the French fleet to prevent German capture. She was refloated on 23 January 1944, but foundered later in the year; raised 1948, the wreck was finally broken up.

References[edit]

  • Saibène, Marc (n.d.). Toulon et la Marine 1942-1944. Bourg en Bresse: Marines Editions at Realisations.