French destroyer Foudroyant (1929)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Foudroyant
Launched: 24 April 1929
Fate: Sunk, 1 June 1940
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,378 tonnes (1,356 long tons) standard
2,000 tonnes (2,000 long tons) full load
Length: 107.9 m (354 ft 0 in)
Beam: 9.84 m (32 ft 3 in)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
Installed power: 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, geared steam turbines
3 boilers
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Complement: 142
Armament: 2 × 2 – 130 mm (5.1 in) guns
2 × 37 mm (1.5 in)
2 × 13.2 mm machine guns
6 × 550 mm (21.7 in) torpedo tubes

The Foudroyant was an Adroit class destroyer of the French Navy. She was laid down on 28 July 1927, launched on 24 April 1929 and commissioned on 10 October 1930.

She was sunk on 1 June 1940 off Dunkirk by German aircraft, whilst assisting in the Dunkirk evacuation.

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