French sloop Elan

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Career (France)
Name: Elan
Builder: Lorient[1]
Launched: 27 July 1938[1]
Struck: 26 March 1958[1]
Fate: scrapped[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Elan class avisos
Displacement: standard 630 tons
full load 740 tons
Length: 78.30 m (256 ft 11 in) o/a[2]
73.81 m (242 ft 2 in) p/p[2]
Beam: 8.70 m (28 ft 7 in)[2]
Draught: 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in)[2]
Propulsion: 2 × Sulzer marine diesel engines, 4,600 hp (3,430 kW), 2 shafts[2]
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)[2]
Range:

10,000 nautical miles at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
5,200 nautical miles at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)

3,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[3]

Elan was the lead ship of the French Elan class minesweeping sloops (Avisos dragueur de mines). She was built by the Lorient shipyard and launched on 27 July 1938.[1] She was interned in Turkey in June 1941 and released to the Free French Naval Forces in December 1944.[1]

She remained in French Navy service after the war, was decommissioned on 26 March 1958 and scrapped.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Le Masson 1969, p. 18.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Le Masson 1969, p. 16.
  3. ^ Le Masson 1969, p. 17.

Sources[edit]

  • Le Masson, Henri (1969). The French Navy. Navies of the Second World War 2. London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. pp. 16–18. ISBN 9780356023847.