French destroyer Vauban

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French destroyer Vauban at Beirut (Lebanon) on 19 July 1937.jpg
Vauban in 1937
Name: Vauban
Namesake: Marshal of France Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
Builder: Ateliers et Chantiers de France
Launched: 1 February 1930
Completed: 9 January 1931
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)

The French destroyer Vauban 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, Vauban served with the navy of Vichy France. She was among the ships of the French fleet scuttled at Toulon, France, on 27 November 1942. Her wreck later was salvaged and scrapped.



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