French aviso D'Iberville

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History
France
Name: D'Iberville
Namesake: Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
Builder: At. & Ch. Maritime Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux
Launched: 23 September 1934
Fate: scuttled at Toulon, 27 November 1942
General characteristics
Type: Bougainville-class aviso
Displacement: 1,969 tonnes
Length: 103.7 metres (340 ft)
Beam: 12.98 metres (42.6 ft)
Draft: 4.8 metres (16 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Sulzer marine diesel engines, 3,200 bhp (2,400 kW)
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Complement: 139 peacetime; 183 wartime
Armament:
  • 3 × 138 mm guns model 1927 (single mountings)
  • 4 × 37 mm AA guns (single mountings)
  • 6 × 13.2 mm machine guns
  • capable of carrying 50 mines
Aircraft carried: one seaplane

D′Iberville was a French Navy Bougainville-class aviso, designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. She was launched on 23 September 1934.

After France surrendered to Germany in June 1940 during World War II, D′Iberville served with the navy of Vichy France. She was scuttled with other ships of the French fleet at Toulon, France, on 27 November 1942.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ harv

Sources[edit]

  • Le Masson, Henri (1969). The French Navy. Navies of the Second World War. 2. London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. pp. 11–13. ISBN 9780356023847.