French ship Richelieu
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Four ships of the French Navy have been named in honour of Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal and Duc de Richelieu, considered to be one of the founders of the French Navy.
- Richelieu (1873), a central battery ironclad.[note 1]
- Richelieu (1915), an auxiliary patrol boat.
- Richelieu (1939), a fast battleship.
- Charles De Gaulle, a nuclear aircraft carrier was originally named Richelieu.
- The projected new French aircraft carrier, if built, may be named Richelieu.
|Ships of the French Navy named Richelieu|
Notes and References
- In French Navy parlance, an "armoured frigate" ("frégate cuirassée").
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 2. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 423. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
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