French destroyer Kersaint (1931)

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Kersaint 1934-1936.jpg
History
France
Name: Kersaint
Namesake: Armand de Kersaint
Builder: Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire
Launched: 14 November 1931
Completed: 31 December 1933
Fate: Scuttled, 27 November 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Vauquelin-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,441 t (2,402 long tons) (standard)
  • 3,120 t (3,070 long tons) (full load)
Length: 129.3 m (424 ft 2.6 in)
Beam: 11.8 m (38 ft 8.6 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5.2 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Crew: 12 officers, 220 crewmen (wartime)
Armament:

Kersaint was one of six Vauquelin-class destroyers (contre-torpilleurs) built for the French Navy during the 1930s.

Vauquelin (left) and Kersaint scuttled in Toulon, November 27, 1942

After France surrendered to Germany in June 1940 during World War II, Kersaint served with the navy of Vichy France. She was among the ships of the French fleet scuttled at Toulon, France, on 27 November 1942.

References[edit]

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  • Jordan, John & Moulin, Jean (2015). French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadre & Contre-Torpilleurs 1922–1956. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-198-4.
  • Saibène, Marc (n.d.). Toulon et la Marine 1942-1944. Marines Editions at Realisations.
  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War Two. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.