French sloop La Capricieuse

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La Capricieuse
History
France
Name: La Capricieuse
Builder: Chantiers Dubigeon
Launched: 19 April 1939
Fate: Scrapped, September 1964
General characteristics
Class and type: Elan-class aviso
Displacement:
  • standard 630 tons
  • full load 740 tons
Length:
  • 78.30 m (256 ft 11 in) o/a[1]
  • 73.81 m (242 ft 2 in) p/p[1]
Beam: 8.70 m (28 ft 7 in)[1]
Draught: 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in)[1]
Propulsion: 2 × Sulzer marine diesel engines, 4,600 hp (3,430 kW), 2 shafts[1]
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)[1]
Range:
  • 10,000 nautical miles at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
  • 5,200 nautical miles at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
  • 3,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[2]
Armament:

La Capricieuse was a ship of the French Elan-class minesweeping sloops (Avisos dragueur de mines). She was built by Chantiers Dubigeon at Nantes and launched on 19 April 1939.[2]

After the Fall of France she was at Portsmouth and on 3 July 1940 she was seized by the Royal Navy.[2] She served in the Royal Navy as HMS La Capricieuse until June 1945 when she was restored to the French Navy.[2] She continued in service after the war and was scrapped in September 1964.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Le Masson 1969, p. 16.
  2. ^ a b c d e Le Masson 1969, p. 17.

Sources[edit]

  • Le Masson, Henri (1969). The French Navy. Navies of the Second World War. 2. London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. pp. 16–17. ISBN 9780356023847.