French destroyer Valmy

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Sister ship Guépard at anchor
Name: Valmy
Namesake: Battle of Valmy
Builder: Ateliers et Chantiers de Saint-Nazaire Penhoët
Launched: 19 May 1928
Fate: Scuttled, 27 November 1942
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Guépard-class destroyer
  • 2,436 t (2,398 long tons) (standard)
  • 3,220 t (3,170 long tons) (full load)
Length: 130.2 m (427 ft 2.0 in)
Beam: 11.5 m (37 ft 8.8 in)
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft 1.3 in)
Installed power:
Speed: 35.5 knots (65.7 km/h; 40.9 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Crew: 12 officers, 224 crewmen (wartime)

Valmy was one of six Guépard-class destroyers (contre-torpilleurs) built for the French Navy during the 1920s.

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



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