French aviso Rigault de Genouilly

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Rigault de Genouilly
Rigault de Genouilly SLV Green 1938.jpg
Rigault de Genouilly in 1938
Career (France)  French Navy
Name: Rigault de Genouilly
Namesake: Rigault de Genouilly
Launched: 18 September 1932
General characteristics
Type: Bougainville-class aviso
Displacement: 1,970 tonnes
Length: 103.7 m (340 ft)
Beam: 12.7 m (42 ft)
Draft: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel engines 3,200
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Armament: 3 × 138mm guns model 1927 (single mountings)
4 × 37mm AA guns (single mountings)
6 × 13.2 mm machine guns
capable of carrying 50 mines

Rigault de Genouilly was a Bougainville-class aviso of the French Navy. The ship was designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. On 4 July 1940 the Rigault de Genouilly was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine HMS Pandora off the Algerian coast.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allied Warships of WWII - Submarine HMS Pandora". uboat.net. Retrieved 2012-01-05.