French aviso Bougainville

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Career (France)  French Navy
Name: Bougainville
Namesake: Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Launched: 21 April 1931
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

Bougainville was an Bougainville-class aviso of the French Navy launched in 1931.[1] The ship was designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. It sided with Vichy France and was sunk by its sister ship at the Battle of Gabon.


  1. ^ "Bougainville". Retrieved 2011-12-31.